‘Have you ever been sought out?’ asks an inquisitive child, pestering her governess in Parents and Children. ‘You must not probe the secrets of a woman’s heart’ replies Miss Mitford. But this is precisely what Hilary Spurling’s second volume of biography on Ivy Compton-Burnett sets out to do.
Secrets of a Woman’s Heart: The Later Life of Ivy Compton-Burnett
Book by Hilary Spurling