Daphne Phelps

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Daphne Phelps (23 June 1911 – 30 November 2005) was a British writer who spent most of her life in Taormina, Sicily. She lived in Casa Cuseni, an elegant villa designed and built by her uncle, the industrialist Robert Kitson in 1905 and, over the years she entertained numerous writer and artist friends including Bertrand Russell, Henry Faulkner, Roald Dahl and Tennessee Williams. She was the author of A House in Sicily (1999), published by Virago.

Phelps attended St Felix School, Southwold, Suffolk, and subsequently trained in psychiatric social work at St Anne's College, Oxford, and at the London School of Economics.