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Happy Birthday Katherine Mansfield

A balck and white photo of famous short story writer Katherine Mansfield
Katherine Mansfield Attribution: Charlotte Mary Pickthall, 1887-1966, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Kathleen Mansfield Murry (1888-1923) was born on this day (14th of October) in 1888.

She was born in New Zealand and moved to England at the age of nineteen.

She was a short story writer and poet.

Mansfield made friends with D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. Although her literary career was very short (as she sadly died at thirty-four owing to tuberculosis), she is seen as one of the best short story writers of all time.

Some of her best-known works were The Garden Party, A Dill Pickle, Mr and Mrs Dove, and The Fly.

Katherine Mansfield lived in a house in Hampstead. There is a blue plaque on this building, as this is the house where Murry lived with her husband, John Middleton Murry. 🔵

📍17 East Heath Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 1AL

🚆 The nearest station is Hampstead Underground Station.

If you want to find more hidden literary gems like this, visit our literary map of London through the link. 👈⁠⁠ ⁠

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