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AFTERWORD BY RACHEL COOKE
  ‘Small Syringa’ 1875, a woven silk by EW Godwin for Warner & Ramm.
 Elizabeth Jenkins at about the time she went up to Newnham College, Cambridge in 1924.
Harriet
ELIZABETH JENKINS
‘Whether the reader regards Harriet
as a work of pure imagination or recognises it for what it is – a psychological reconstruction of a nearly forgotten cause célèbre – we must admit that Elizabeth Jenkins has produced a remarkably readable book’ commented the New Statesman in 1934.The TLS wrote:‘A tale of horror
is unfolded in Harriet, quietly but with both vision and the subtle skill that
rouses our emotions slowly and spares us nothing of the cruelty devised to kill defective creature.Then decency dies a rapid death and the criminal instincts of the four flourish and very nearly commend themselves as virtues to their possessors, who learn to assure them themselves that Harriet is too simple to feel pain and neglect. Harriet is a terrible but enthralling tale.’ And the Spectator said:‘Elizabeth Jenkins’s style has the rare quality of implying more than it states...an impressive work of art.’
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