Interesting Royal Holloway/Bedford Classicist 3

Rosemary Manning (1911-1988), author and activist, studied Classics at Royal Holloway, graduating in 1933.
Her dark and acerbically funny books were crucial to the evolution of women’s writing in English, especially about sexuality and love of other women at a time when Lesbianism could scarcely be named in public (she bravely came out on TV at an advanced age, in 1980).
Her most acclaimed books are The Chinese Garden (1962), Time and a Time (1971), Man on a Tower (1965) and her intensely witty autobiography A Corridor of Mirrors (1987).
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