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Rosemary Hill: Barbara Comyns’s Childhood, 9 May 2024

Barbara Comyns: A Savage Innocence 
by Avril Horner.
Manchester, 347 pp., £30, March, 978 1 5261 7374 4
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... how reliable a witness she was to her own life, but for the biographer the facts are important. Avril Horner has much to untangle, not least because Comyns, who saw herself primarily as an artist, came to writing late, not publishing until she was almost forty, when the experiences on which her early fiction was based had been overlayed by later ...

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