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Unfinished Adventure

Evelyn Sharp
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Unfinished Adventure, published in 1933, is Evelyn Sharp’s autobiography. It is a remarkable book recounting a remarkable life. Born in 1869, Evelyn Sharp was the sister of the folk song and dance expert, Cecil Sharp.

A journalist, writer, pacifist and suffragist, Evelyn Sharp writes vividly about all aspects of her life: her school-days, Paris in 1890 , the Yellow Book, the Manchester Guardian, her conversion to Suffragism, her imprisonment in Holloway, her war work, her relief work in Germany and Russia in the nineteen-twenties, and finally, in her own words, ‘The Greatest of All Adventures’: the day she completed this book she married the campaigning writer and journalist, H. W. Nevinson.

A. S. Byatt has described Evelyn Sharp as ‘perspicacious, witty and a very good writer.’ Evelyn Sharp and her autobiography deserve to be better known

Faber Finds is very pleased to be reissuing An Unfinished Adventure at the same time as the Manchester University Press publish Angela John’s biography, Evelyn Sharp: Rebel Woman, 1869-1955


Evelyn Sharp (1869-1955), journalist, writer and suffragist, was born into a large family, being the ninth of eleven children. The folk song and dance expert, Cecil Sharp was her brother. Although contributing to the Yellow Book, Evelyn Sharp mainly wrote for children, having over twenty titles published. She was converted to women’s suffrage in 1906. In 1911 and 1913 she…

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