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‘George Eliot’ joins 24 female authors making debuts under their real names

Sarah Best

26th August 2020

The Reclaim Her Name project aims to reprint 24 books by women whose work had been previously published using their male pseudonyms.

The project coincides with the Women's prize for fiction (sponsored by Bailey's), and it will mark the 25th anniversary of the award.

Books such as Middlemarch, which was written by Mary Ann Evans was originally published 150 years ago under the name George Eliot.

This article could be used within the Theory and Methods unit (feminism, patriarchy).

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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