|Angela Carter Richard Mildenhall/ Camera Press|
The real Angela Carter (1940-1992) as opposed to the "invention". Edmund Gordon's new book
"The Invention of Angela Carter: a Biography" describes the real woman, as he sees her. Not the rather fey magical intellectual I had always thought (being ignorant of Carter) but a highly intellelectual, highly sexual and completely driven individual overcoming an overprotected childhood. Here is an article by Gordon published in Guardian Saturday Review 1st October, 2016. I particularly like the story of how she met her second husband, Mark Pearce, when she sought help for domestic emergency while he was working on a building opposite. "He came in, and never left", she said.