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24 October 2016


We are celebrating Susie Cooper (1902-95) on the Post this week, partly because we love her (she owned, managed and designed for her own pottery works) and partly for a couple of particular reasons. Here is the first. Who knew that Susie Cooper designed fabrics? This is 1953, she designed it for Cavendish Textiles, and it’s at the V & A. And since we are doing a 1953 novel next autumn (Guard Your Daughters by Diana Tutton) this textile will be perfect: it’s very ’50s, it’s designed by a woman, it’s a floral pattern (appropriate for a novel about five sisters living in the country) yet the polka dots suit a novel about young girls – and it’s very beautiful.

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