From the Publisher
As in a good novel, the people, their feelings and reactions are instantly recognisable and as fresh and immediate today as they were then Emma Tennant, Guardian
About the Author
Writer of Novels, Short Stories, Children's fiction, Plays, Screenplays, History, Children's non-fiction, Poetry. Born 1897, Scotland. An author whose works span seven decades, Naomi Mitchison originally wanted to be a scientist. An incomplete education made her turn to writing. Served as a volunteer nurse during WW I. She helped establish the first birth control clinics in London, and became involved in political action with the counter-revolution in Austria in 1934 and with sharecroppers in Arkansas in 1935. She travelled to the Soviet Union in 1932 and 1952. Active in Scottish politics.