Susan Tyler Hitchcock explores Mary Lamb's stories, poems and articles with a perception that demonstrates their abiding interest to readers of all ages.
At a time when the internet is making Mary's work available as never before, Susan's book is its natural companion.
Susan Tyler Hitchcock's own web site
In 1802 Charles Lamb scraped together enough money to publish John Woodvil, a tragedy... With it he included a short poem called "High-Born Helen" - the first published work written by Mary Lamb
about...the spring of 1806,
the Godwins asked Mary Lamb to write a book for the Juvenile Library.
It was to be a children's Shakespeare
In concept and execution, Mrs Leicester's School
is the closest we have to a book by Mary Lamb
Poetry for Children was to be Mary Lamb's third contribution to the Juvenile Library...
On Needlework is "an odd and ambiguous essay, at once adamant and conciliatory, with an argument that intertwines economic and class concerns, gender politics, and Mary Lamb's own personal history"