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Aphra Behn fans campaign for statue of playwright in Canterbury home

  Fundraisers say 17th-century author who was first woman to make her living as a professional writer should be celebrated by town Playwright, poet, novelist and spy: Aphra Behn is often referred to as the first ever woman to make her living as a professional writer. And now, a mere three centuries after her death, a committed group of fans are campaigning to get a statue of her erected in her home city of Canterbury. It is about time that the “original smasher of the glass ceiling” was rightfully celebrated alongside other literary Canterburians Chaucer and Christopher Marlowe, said local poet Charlotte Cornell, chair ofA is for Aphra . Continue reading... .. Full story on 

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