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Sarah Aldridge
(January 27, 1911- January 11, 2006) U.S.A.

Sarah Aldridge

Writer

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Sarah AldridgeShe was born Anyda Marchant, January 27, 1911 in Rio De Janerio, Brazil, daughter of Langworthy and Maude Marchant, and moved with her family to Washington, DC at age six. After earning her undergraduate degree, followed in 1933 by her law degree from the National University of Washington, DC (now George Washington University), she was admitted to practice in Virginia and DC, and before the U.S. Court of Claims and the U. S. Supreme Court. She served the World Bank as an attorney in the Legal Department for 18 years until retiring in 1972.

Writer of lesbian popular fiction under the pen name of Sarah Aldridge, much of it published by the lesbian Naiad Press, founded by Sarah and her life partner Muriel. Her many volumes that have an explicit lesbian content include The Latecomer (1974), Tottie: A Tale of the Sixties (1975), Cytherea's Breath (1976), All True Lovers (1978), The Nesting Place (1982), Madame Aurora (1983), Misfortune's Friend (1985), Magdalena (1987), Keep to Me Stranger (1989), A Flight of Angels (1992), and Michaela (1994). In 1995 Marchant and Crawford withdrew from Naiad and began their own publishing company, A&M Books in Rehoboth Beach. A&M published the last three Sarah Aldridge novels

She and her companion of 57 years, Muriel Inez Crawford, retired to Rehoboth Beach, DE in 1972, where she died, aged 94.

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Source: Gabriele Griffin, Who's Who in Lesbian and Gay and Writing, Routledge, London, 2002 - et alii

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