This thesis explores the relationship between Eve Langley and her editors at Angus & Robertson after the publication of her first novel, The Pea Pickers
. The chief sustenance of this relationship was letter writing. In 1977, the Mitchell Library purchased the collected letters, which cover the period from October 1941 to July 1975. This thesis argues that these letters offer a perspective on Langley's life which challenges the problematic profile drawn by Joy Thwaite's biography, The Importance of Being Eve Langley
. The letters also reveal the editorial process of Australia's foremost editors.