Somerville and Ross: Working Together to Write Beyond the Grave

A century ago, one of Ireland’s most successful writers did something extraordinary. Edith Somerville convinced herself and managed to convince others that she was working beyond the grave with her late writing partner to continue producing her popular Somerville and Ross novels.

Around them, Ireland was in a state of upheaval. The Revolutionary War was about to give way to a civil war which was being fought with particular hostility in the area around their West Cork home. Edith occupied a vulnerable position as a member of the Ascendancy, her beloved Drishane House in Castletownshend – into which she poured the proceeds of her pen – and risked being torched by IRA flying columns.

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/books/book-news/somerville-and-ross-the-writing-collaboration-from-beyond-the-grave-41621653.html Somerville and Ross: Working Together to Write Beyond the Grave

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