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KATE WEBB is a critic and editor, a regular reviewer for the TLS and the Spectator, her work has also appeared in the Guardian, Observer, Al Jazeera, Daily Telegraph, Guernica, Cineaste, Electric Literature, British Review of Journalism, on the British Library website, and elsewhere in print and online.

Her essays on Angela Carter and Christina Stead have been published by Macmillan, Virago and the Halstead Press; her doctorate, Hollywood, History and the Politics of Bohemia – published here – considers Stead’s portraits of twentieth century communists, particularly in her posthumous novel, I’m Dying Laughing: The Humourist (1986).

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The headline photograph for NOTHING IS LOST is of Kate’s grandmother, Jenny. She was a leading light of the amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society in New Mills, a small cotton town in the Derbyshire hills. The photograph was taken in 1922.

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