Emma Smith





Emma Smith

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January 01, 1923

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EMMA SMITH was born in Cornwall in 1923 and was privately educated. In 1939 she took her first job in the Records Department of the War Office before volunteering for work on the canals; this gave her the material for Maidens' Trip (1948), which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize. She spent the winter of 1946-7 with a documentary film unit in India and then lived in Paris and wrote The Far Cry (1949), awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for the best novel of the year in English. In 1951 Emma Smith married and had two children. After her husband's death in 1957 she went to live in rural Wales; she then
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Average rating: 3.91 · 298 ratings · 62 reviews · 61 distinct works · Similar authors
The Far Cry
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1949 — 3 editions
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No Way Of Telling
4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1972 — 3 editions
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The Great Western Beach: A ...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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As Green as Grass: Growing ...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Maidens' Trip
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
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A Cornish Waif's Story: An ...
4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2010
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Emily the Traveling Guinea Pig
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1959 — 2 editions
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Measure For Measure, Willia...
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The Cambridge Shakespeare G...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Out Of Hand
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4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1963
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