Lettice Cooper

Lettice Cooper

Author

Lettice Cooper (1897–1994), was an English writer. She was born in Eccles, Lancashire on 3 September 1897. She began to write stories when she was seven, and studied Classics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford graduating in 1918. She returned home after Oxford to work for her family’s engineering firm and wrote her first novel, The Lighted Room in 1925. She spent a year as associate editor at Time and Tide and during the Second World War worked for the Ministry of Food’s public relations division. Between 1947 and 1957 she was fiction reviewer for the Yorkshire Post. She was one of the founders of the Writers’ Action Group along with Brigid Brophy, Maureen Duffy, Francis King and Michael Levy and received an OBE for her work in achieving Public Lending Rights. In 1987 at the age of ninety she was awarded the Freedom of the City of Leeds. She never married and died on 24 July 1994 in Coltishall, Norfolk.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
The New House (1936)
The Lighted Room (1925)
National Provincial (1938)
Fenny (1953)
Biography of Robert Louis Stevenson (1947)
Black Bethlehem (1947)
Blackberry’s Kitten (1960)
Tea on Sunday (1973)
Snow and Roses (1976)
Desirable Residence (1980)
Unusual Behaviour (1986)
Une Journee avec Rhoda (1994)