Charlotte Mew (1869-1928) was a poet with a formidable reputation who, as Virginia Woolf put it, was ‘very good and interesting and unlike anyone else’ and who wrote some of the best English poems of the twentieth century. In this gripping portrait of a life of passion unfulfilled, Penelope Fitzgerald brings all her novelist’s skills into play in telling a story that is at once tragic, beautiful and human.
Reviewed by Sue Gee in Slightly Foxed Issue 51.
Love and Miss Lotti
Was anyone ever as singular as Charlotte Mew? Mannish, gruffish, diminutive, she ranged about London in her tailor-mades and cropped hair and rolled her own cigarettes, possibly with the discarded...Read more