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Bodies from the Library

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Bodies from the Library has become an annual event. I went for the first time last year and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I was delighted to be invited to speak this year. Sarah Ward and I will be talking about ‘Forgotten Women Authors’. Sarah’s choice is Elizabeth Daly and mine is Ethel Lina White.

I’ve already mentioned Ethel Lina White on the blog: here and here and I have plenty more to say about her. I love the fact that she didn’t publish her first crime novel until she was fifty-five and yet her third novel, Some Must Watch, became a Hollywood movie and her fifth, The Wheel Spins, was filmed by Hitchcock as The Lady Vanishes. She was a best-seller in her day and wrote the kind of suspense that sets your heart racing. Yet she is little-known now. If you want to know more, come along on the 17th June!

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6 Comments

  1. Margot Kinberg
    May 10, 2017

    Oh, how exciting, Christine! Delighted for you! I know you’ll do a fascinating presentation.

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  2. tracybham
    May 10, 2017

    I do hope you include some information on your presentation here after the event. I have read nothing by Ethel Lina White (OK, one short story) and want to read more. I have read lots by Elizabeth Daly but it has been years. I loved her books but I have read some less than complimentary reviews recently.

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    • Christine Poulson
      May 11, 2017

      Thanks. Tracy. Yes, I’ll do that. Must try Elizabeth Daly. Looking forward to hearing what Sarah has to say about her.

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  3. Helen Hardie
    May 11, 2017

    Please do!

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