W.P. Ker (1855-1923)
From Literary Anecdotes About 19th Century Authors Born After 1829

No one that I [E.V. Lucas] ever knew used so few words as W. P. Ker or did more with them. His `Good' was worth pages of elaborate praise. . . But his condemnations were as emphatic as his praises. I shall always remember his comment when I told him that William Sharp had confided to a friend of mine that whenever he was preparing to write as Fiona Macleod he dressed himself entirely in woman's clothes.

`Did he?' said W.P. — 'the bitch!'

From E. V. Lucas, Reading, Writing and Remembering (1932), p. 82.

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