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Audrey Amiss : typist artist pirate king : PP/AMI archive / [Elena Carter].

Carter, Elena

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London : Elena Carter, [2018]

Physical description

8 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 15 cm



This zine was created in response to the archive of Audrey Amiss held at Wellcome (PP/AMI).
"Audrey Amiss was born in 1933 and died in July 2013 just short of 80 years old. She grew up in Sunderland, was spotted as a talented artist as a child and won a scholarship to the Royal Academy School of Art in London. At the age of eighteen Audrey experienced her first episode of mental health problems and spent a period of time in hospital. She was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. Throughout her life, she was in and out of mental institutions, many in south London (Bethlem Royal Hospital, Tooting Bec Asylum, The Maudsley Hospital), though in more level periods of her life she worked as a typist in a civil service typing pool. She went on numerous trips abroad including visits to China and Mexico. When visiting China in the 1980s she was arrested, restrained and returned to England to be delivered directly to Tooting Bec Mental Hospital in South West London which resulted in another sectioning. She lived in Clapham, South West London, with her mother until the latter's death and from then on lived a semi-reclusive lifestyle in the flat."--From PP/AMI archive summary in Wellcome Library catalogue.
This zine has non-standard binding. It is an 8-part folded booklet.
Title from cover.
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Copy 1. Donor: Elena Carter



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