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Women Writers on Show at National Portrait Gallery

Women fiction writers from the 1920s to the 1960s are celebrated in a new display at the National Portrait Gallery, London until June 17th.

The display includes portraits of 24 children’s writers; crime and romance writers including Dorothy L. Sayers and Dame Barbara Cartland; novelists once described as ‘middle-brow’ like Rosamund Lehmann and Elizabeth Bowen, whose books combine middle-class domesticity with sophistication; and writers like Radclyffe Hall, who tackled issues of female sexuality and faced scandal.

The photographers featured in this collection include Paul Tanqueray, Cecil Beaton, Man Ray and Bill Brandt, and range from studio portraits to images of the writer at work.

For more information visit: http://www.npg.org.uk/live/prelwomenwriters.asp

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