Croft, Andy. Red Letter Days: British Fiction in the 1930s (London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1990)

The introduction characterizes the book as 'a study of one brief period when the Left recognized the transforming power of well-written and well-read political fiction'. Themed chapters discuss Fiction from the Coalfields, Unemployment and the Novel, Tales of Middle-Class Life, Provincial Writing, Popular Fiction for a Popular Front, Novels of the Future, Documentary Novels, Fantastic Fictions, and Anti-Fascist Novels. Approximately 300 books are surveyed, including work by 19 women.

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