Samantha Ellis

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Samantha Ellis is a playwright and journalist. The daughter of Iraqi Jewish refugees she grew up in London. Her non-fiction books are How to be a Heroine (2014) and Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life (2017). Her plays include Cling to me Like Ivy, Operation Magic Carpet and How to Date a Feminist. She has written prefaces for Anne Brontë's Agnes Grey (Vintage Classics) and Amber Reeves's A Lady and her Husband (Persephone Books).

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What a lovely, thoughtful review! Thank you very much. One of my plays is published by Nick Hern Books & you can get it from them
https://www.nickhernbooks.co.uk/Book/...
or on Amazon etc. It's called Cling to Me Like Ivy.
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“I don't know if I'll get a happy ending. But why worry about a happy ending? Why worry about any ending at all? I don't know where I'm going next, and for the first time in forever, I don't want to. I want my life to be picaresque. Fantastical. I want to say yes and.”
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“But you can't rescue people; you can only help them rescue themselves.”
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“It's probably unwise to romanticize everything- and I'll probably always do it.”
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