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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. https://www.writerspath.co.uk/map 👈⁠⁠ ⁠




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