by Kathleen Jones
Just released today - among the first group of 'E-singles' being published by Bridget Williams Books - a new independent publishing enterprise in Wellington, New Zealand. I was absolutely delighted to get the email from BWB this morning to say that my contribution is now officially 'live'. It's a stand-alone piece on the final day of Katherine Mansfield's life at Fontainebleau and the reactions of her husband, John Middleton Murry and her friend Ida Baker, and hopefully it's a good introduction that might tempt people to buy the full biography!
'A moving, beautiful description of Katherine Mansfield's last days'
This stunning chapter from Kathleen Jones's biography Katherine Mansfield: The Story-teller (2010) describes Mansfield's last days and death at chateau near Paris, the centre of a spiritual movement led by the mysterious Russian philosopher-mystic Georges Gurdjieff.
View the media release (PDF) for 'I think ... I am going to die.'.