Women's Writing in English: Britain 1900-1945 presents a survey of the range of women's writing in the earlier twentieth century, looking in particular at the work of leading modernists including Woolf, Richardson and Rhys. The work of these writers is explored in its historical contexts and in the context of the vital and diverse writings which flourished alongside them. This was a period when women's writing was influenced by the struggles of the women's movement, and when continuing debates about women's writing and feminist programmes were clearly articulated for the first time. Anthea Trodd explores these issues, and considers how women writers related to each other in this period of developing professionalism and divisions between high, middle and lowbrow writing. The individual chapters discuss the leading innovative writers and their relation to documentarist, rural and historical fiction, poetry, autobiography, academic discourse, and the popular genres of romance, crime and children's writing in which women dominated.