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Angela Brazil

(1868-1947), Writer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Declaring herself 'still an absolute school girl', Brazil began to write professionally when she was thirty-six. The Fortunes of Phillipa (1906) was inspired by her time at boarding school in Manchester. Brazil wrote nearly fifty school novels, characterised by use of schoolgirl slang, fervent friendships, respect for authority and devotion to games, particularly hockey, thereby establishing an influential sub-genre of children's writing.

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Angela Brazil, by Nathan Smedley Kay - NPG x76688

Angela Brazil

by Nathan Smedley Kay
vintage bromide print, 1900s
NPG x76688

Angela Brazil, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x19821

Angela Brazil

by Elliott & Fry
bromide postcard print, published in The Bookman December 1920
NPG x19821

Angela Brazil, by Lafayette - NPG x76689

Angela Brazil

by Lafayette
cream-toned chlorobromide print, 1920s
NPG x76689

Angela Brazil, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x86481

Angela Brazil

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1930s
NPG x86481

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