When Manipulation Masquerades as Memoir: the #HaleNo Edition

Reblogged from Moonlight Reader:

This is such a long post, I just can't cross-post it here. My defense of Blythe Harris and the manipulative mendaciousness that was Kathleen Hale's Guardian article.

 

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Personal note:

Moonlight's discussion of Kathleen Hale's article and actions is one of the best I've read out there. There is also a link provided to other posts covering the situation as well. While I hate to dwell on author and book blogging community craziness, Hale's actions have frightened me as I think they should all people here purely for their love of books and discussions of them.