Royal Society of Literature


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Anthologization Lady Margaret Sackville
LMS also contributed to a collection issued by the Royal Society of Literature in 1931: Essays by Divers Hands (edited by Sir Francis Younghusband ). She wrote the forewords to Lorna Keeling Connard's part-verse...
Friends, Associates Barbara Pym
Pym apparently accused herself of nervousness in meeting Bowen, which had caused her to talk rather too much about herself! EB discusses methods of working . . . She is very kind and obviously feels...
Intertextuality and Influence Ali Smith
Remarkably too, the print-run made a deliberate switch midway in the order of its two stories—of a fifteenth-century Italian painter and of a modern British teenager—and copies were randomized for distribution, so buyers do not...
Leisure and Society Elizabeth Taylor
ET wrote that she liked routine and was always disconcerted when I am asked for my life story, for nothing sensational, thank heavens, has ever happened.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
She had a passion for modern painting, and...
Literary responses Lucille Iremonger
In England she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature .
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Occupation Nina Bawden
NB sat on various literary committees: PEN International , the Society of Authors , and the Royal Society of Literature . She was president of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists , following in...
Occupation George Meredith
GM received several honours for his literary achievements, including the Order of Merit from Edward VII and the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Literature . In 1892 he succeeded Tennyson as president of...
Occupation John Strange Winter
She was also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature , and a member of the Society of Authors .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Occupation Maggie Gee
MG has held creative-writing positions at universities including Sussex , the University of East Anglia , Sheffield Hallam, and Bath Spa University. She also teaches for the Arvon Foundation and similar bodies, has...
Author summary Marie Corelli
MC was one of the first authors of the modern best seller. She published thirty-one popular novels, including one, published posthumously, which fictionalizes events from her own life. She also wrote short stories (collected...
Publishing Queen Elizabeth I
The manuscript of QEI 's early translation from Marguerite de Navarre was reproduced in facsimile as The Mirror of the Sinful Soul, edited by Percy W. Ames for the Royal Society of Literature .
Solo: Search Oxford University Libraries Online.
Reception Barbara Pym
BP was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature .
Allen, Orphia Jane. Barbara Pym: Writing a Life. Scarecrow Press, 1994.
Reception Enid Bagnold
EB was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1970, and awarded a CBE in 1976, at the same time as Iris Murdoch .
Berney, Kathryn A., editor. Contemporary Women Dramatists. St. James Press, 1994.
Reception P. D. James
PDJ held many influential positions in the arts community. She was a Governor of the BBC (1988-93), a Member of the BBC General Advisory Council (1987-8), Chairman of the Literature Advisory Council at the Arts Council of Great Britain
Reception Beryl Bainbridge
BB was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature .
Brown, Susan Windisch, editor. Contemporary Novelists. St James Press, 1996.


The Royal Society of Literature received its charter; it had been founded several years previously.