Penelope Mortimer entry: Overview screen.
1 October 1962
PM's novel The Pumpkin Eater
, about a woman miserable about her husband and obsessed with motherhood, and again codedly about her own marriage, turned out to be her first big success.
PM issued Long Distance
, a novel which was also carried in its entirety in the New Yorker
(something the magazine had not done since J. D. Salinger
's Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenter
, in 1955).
19 October 1999
PM died of lung cancer in a London
hospice at the age of eighty-one.