Mitchison (1897-1999, sister of the geneticist Jack Haldane ) was educated at home and at Dragon School, Oxford. She was a very prolific novelist, but also wrote poetry, stories for children and non-fiction works about her experiences. In the late 1920s and early 1930s Mitchison was actively involved in the birth-control movement, and sat on the committee that oversaw one of the first birth-control clinics in London, modelled on the one begun by Mary Stopes .
See list of letters .
Source: wsw 1938; www ; Contemporary Authors; Dictionary of Literary Biography; J. Benton, Naomi Mitchison. A Biography (Glasgow: HarperCollins, 1990); Oxford Companion to English Literature.
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