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). ...more

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How to Be a Heroine

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Take Courage: Anne Bronte a...

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How to Date a Feminist

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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.”
Samantha Ellis, How to Be a Heroine

“It's probably unwise to romanticize everything- and I'll probably always do it.”
Samantha Ellis, How to Be a Heroine

“But you can't rescue people; you can only help them rescue themselves.”
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