This project was called 'The Dead Wood Archive' and the purpose of the brief was to celebrate lost books in the library. 
Using the Dewey Decimal library system in the main library, I found a book categorised to the digits of my birthday. 

My book was called 'The Secrets of Our National Literature - Chapters in the History of the Anonymous and Pseudonymous Writings of Our Countrymen' by William Prideaux Courtney, published in 1908. 

Chapters that stood out to me were:
III. Feminine Reasons for Secrecy 
IV. More Veiled Ladies

So, I decided to focus on and celebrate women in literature who used male pen names to hide their gender. 

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