Reviewer: John Van der Kiste
“A very interesting read…as a portrait of the age in which [AphraBehn] lived it succeeds admirably.” The Bookbag review
John Van der Kiste has recently reviewed Aphra Behn: A Secret Life for The Bookbag review. His review discusses the history of Behn through Janet’s analysis, and looks at how Behn came to be the first Englishwoman to earn her living solely through her writing with her ability, as a prolific dramatist, to write innovative fiction, poetry and translator of science and French romance. Given Behn’s humble beginnings he rightly agrees this was quite an achievement.