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Sylvia Townsend Warner

Sylvia Townsend Warner was born in Harrow, England, in 1893. She lived in Dorset until her death in the spring of 1978. A serious student of fifteenth and sixteenth century music, she was for ten years one of four editors of Tudor Church Music, a compilation in ten volumes.

Lolly Willowes was her first novel. It appeared in 1926, and was followed in the next two years by Mr. Fortune's Maggot and The True Heart. These books helped to found her a considerable literary reputation. Her work ranged from a picture of life in a fourteenth century French convent, The Corner That Held Them (1943), to uprisings of 1848 in Paris, Summer Will Show (1936). She published in all twenty books: seven novels, four books of poetry, a volume of essays and a biography. Her short stories, most of which we re contributed over a period of forty... Read More
years to the New Yorker Magazine, filled eight volumes.

At the time of her death she was at work making a selection of her best short stories for one volume, and was also writing a new preface to this edition of Lolly Willowes. She was unfortunately unable to complete either project.
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Lolly Willowes
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By Sylvia Townsend Warner
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Published Sep 1979

In this delightful and witty novel, Laura Willowes rebels against pressure to be the perfect "maiden aunt." Not interested in men or the rushed life of London, Laura is forced to move there from her beloved countryside after the death of her father. Finally, she strikes out for the countryside on her own, selling her soul to an affable but rather simpleminded devil. First written in the 1920s, this book is timely and entertaining. It was the first selection of the Book of the Month Club in 1926.