It was not because life was not good enough that Ellen Melville was crying as she sat by the window.
Rebecca West (1892-1983) was born Cicily Isabel Fairfield, taking her pen name from an Ibsen play. A feminist and social reformer, she was created a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1959. Her only son, Anthony West, is the son of author H. G. Wells.
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