Authors Of The Past

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  1. Patsy Faye

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    Saw a drama on the Bronte sisters, wasn't easy going for them, mainly due to their alcoholic
    brother and being writers, they struggled to be recognised as authors, because they were women
    They changed their first names as authors and finally got published
    Before this, when manuscripts were returned to them, we said - did they have copies ! ?
    If they did, all had to be handwritten ! What a slog that was and written by candlelight or gas light !
    One good thing about the modern world - typewriters !
     
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    There were actually women authors who wrote under the pen name of a man so that they could be published.

    Back then handwriting was a far different thing then it is now days...and much more of an art too. :)
     
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    True, but watching then with their neck to one side writing away - phew !
    But life was hard we know that and all the people back then have my full admiration and it
    doesn't hurt to be reminded of those hardships :)
     
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