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17 February 2015

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In 1952, after writing seven novels and a dozen or so short stories, Betty Miller’s biography Robert Browning: A Portrait became a bestseller. Here she is, inbetween Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, on the cover of the journal Saturday Review.  The interview inside reveals that her American publisher wanted to use the more scholarly-seeming name Elizabeth Miller to promote the book. She refused.

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