Novelist Anthony Powell
's uncle by marriage (his wife being born a Pakenham). Perhaps not surprisingly in this household full of literary creativity, three of AF's siblings—her sisters Rachel
Family and Intimate relationships
Another sister, Rachel
, became a poet, and the youngest sister, Catherine (who died early), a journalist. Their eldest brother, Thomas
, became another historian. The novelist Anthony Powell
married into the Pakenham family.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/, http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
under Elizabeth Pakenham
E. Arnot Robertson
She said later that she wrote this novel with a pencil in one hand and a tiller in the other (that is, while sailing a boat).
Devlin, Polly, and E. Arnot Robertson. “Introduction”. Four Frightened People, Virago, 1982, p. vii - xix.
wrote the introduction for a reprint...