Amabel Williams-Ellis (1894-1983), full name Lady Mary Annabel Nassau Williams-Ellis (née Strachey), was an English writer and anthologist. She co-edited the SF series ‘Out of this World’, and retold fairy stories as well as writing novels, biographies and other non-fiction. She was also a founder-editor of the left-wing journal ‘The Left Review’.
I first became interested in Amabel Williams-Ellis after I realised that the same woman who had written my favourite childhood books of fairy tales had also edited several volumes of science fiction stories. These pages grew out of a desire to consolidate what I found out about her, so it would not be so difficult for other people.
Most of what I have discovered has been recorded in a series of blog entries; I have also compiled a biliography of her non-journalistic work, of which there is much!
Blogging on Amabel
- On Amabel Williams-Ellis, who told my favourite fairy stories
- ‘Changeling’ – a short story
- ‘The Art of Being a Woman’
- Amabel Williams-Ellis: “readable but undistinguished”
- Amabel Williams-Ellis: may have approved of labour camps
- Proper researchers make pages on Amabel Williams-Ellis. I can’t get in.