Evelyn Sharp 1869 1955 Was The Ninth Of Eleven Children Sharp S Family Sent Her To A Boarding Schooling For Two Years, Yet She Successfully Passed Several University Local Examinations She Moved To London In 1894 Against The Wishes Of Her Family Where She Wrote And Published Several Novels Including All The Way To Fairyland 1897 And The Other Side Of The Sun 1900 In 1903 Sharp, With The Help Of Her Friend And Lover, Henry Nevinson, Began To Find Work Writing Articles For The Daily Chronicle, The Pall Mall Gazette And The Manchester Guardian She Highlighted The Importance Of Nevinson And The Men S League For Women S Suffrage Sharp S Journalism Made Her Aware Of The Problems Of Working Class Women And She Joined The Women S Industrial Council And The National Union Of Women S Suffrage Societies Unlike Most Members Of The Women S Movement, Sharp Was Unwilling To End The Campaign For The Vote During The First World War When She Continued To Refuse To Pay Income Tax She Was Arrested And All Of Her Property Confiscated, Including Her Typewriter.
Born in 1869, in London, Evelyn Sharp was the daughter of slate merchant James Sharp, and the sister of Cecil Sharp, who would later gain fame as a folksong collector, and leader of the folkdance revival She was educated at Strathallan House, and despite passing the Cambridge Higher Local Examination in history at a finishing school in Paris Against the wishes of her family, Sharp moved to L
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