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All the Way to Fairyland

All the Way to Fairyland Evelyn Sharp was the ninth of eleven children Sharp s family sent her to a boarding schooling for two years yet she successfully passed several university local examinations She moved to Lo

Evelyn Sharp 1869 1955 was the ninth of eleven children Sharp s family sent her to a boarding schooling for two years, yet she successfully passed several university local examinations She moved to London in 1894 against the wishes of her family where she wrote and published several novels including All the Way to Fairyland 1897 and The Other Side of the Sun 1900.Evelyn Sharp 1869 1955 was the ninth of eleven children Sharp s family sent her to a boarding schooling for two years, yet she successfully passed several university local examinations She moved to London in 1894 against the wishes of her family where she wrote and published several novels including All the Way to Fairyland 1897 and The Other Side of the Sun 1900 In 1903 Sharp, with the help of her friend and lover, Henry Nevinson, began to find work writing articles for the Daily Chronicle, the Pall Mall Gazette and the Manchester Guardian She highlighted the importance of Nevinson and the Men s League for Women s Suffrage Sharp s journalism made her aware of the problems of working class women and she joined the Women s Industrial Council and the National Union of Women s Suffrage Societies Unlike most members of the women s movement, Sharp was unwilling to end the campaign for the vote during the First World War When she continued to refuse to pay income tax she was arrested and all of her property confiscated, including her typewriter.

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  1. Evelyn Sharp Mrs. Percy Dearmer says:
    Born in 1869, in London, Evelyn Sharp was the daughter of slate merchant James Sharp, and the sister of Cecil Sharp, who would later gain fame as a folksong collector, and leader of the folkdance revival She was educated at Strathallan House, and despite passing the Cambridge Higher Local Examination in history at a finishing school in Paris Against the wishes of her family, Sharp moved to London in 1894, where she became a journalist and an author, publishing a number of books for both children and adults.A member of the Women s Industrial Council and the National Union of Women s Suffrage Societies, as well as the Women s Social and Political Union WSPU , Sharp was a prominent activist in the Women s Suffrage movement, arrested twice, and once going on hunger strike She edited the Votes for Women suffrage journal, and also had strong pacifist views Sharp married her long time friend and lover, Henry Nevinson, in 1933, and continued to work for the social causes in which she believed She died in 1955.

Comment 282 on “All the Way to Fairyland

  1. Katie says:
    I really loved this I found it on Project Gutenberg and it was a rare gem Each story was delightful I read a new one each night before bed, and it was the perfect way to drift off to sleep with pleasant, fairy filled dreams.

  2. Victoria Phelps says:
    Evelyn Sharp is as fierce an author as she is a historical figure, and she deserves a larger modern readership I ve been studying disabilities in Victorian fairy tales and Sharp is the only author I ve read who wrote about a disabled character who embraced her disability see The Little Princess and the Poet This, accompanied by her strong, concise storytelling the perfect length for little minds and easily distracted adults and her radical life story make her one of my favorite figures from the [...]

  3. Carolyn says:
    Found this on Project Gutenberg Some unique stories.

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