Territories of the Mind - an Excerpt



Pages from M. P. Willcocks, Wings of Desire


'In the first decades of the C20 acclaim for Mary Patricia (or M.P.) Willcocks almost equalled that for Thomas Hardy, the then God of Westcountry novelists. Willcocks’ early novels, The WinglessVictory and A Man of Genius were published over a hundred years ago, in 1907/1908. Willcocks went on to pen a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction. In those days her novels frequently featured in local newspapers; stressing they were meant ‘to last’, reviewers commented on the outstanding writing. In Essays on Modern Novelists, published in 1910, W.L. Phelps, comments that ‘thousands of reverend pilgrims, on foot, on bicycle, and in automobile, are yearly following the tragic trails of Mr. Hardy’s heroines’.





See Extract 2 
from
 Writing Women on the Devon Land
on the blog-page
Landscapes of the Mind


Opening pages from M.P.Willcocks. Mary Queen of Scots
See also From the Devon Ridge Where a Book Began

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