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Sylvia Townsend Warner

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Carolyne Larrington introduces the writing of Sylvia Townsend Warner whose first novel Lolly Willowes (1926) is a feminist fantasy classic, and whose last collection of short stories, Kingdoms of Elphin (1977) makes play with European fairy traditions. Townsend Warner has recently been rediscovered as one of the most important English women fantasy writers of the twentieth century.