Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Royde-Smith, Naomi
Birth Name: Naomi Gwladys Holroyd Smith
Self-constructed Name: Naomi Royde-Smith
Indexed Name: N. G. Royde-Smith
Indexed Name: Naomi Gwladys Royde-Smith
Married Name: Naomi Gwladys Milton
'a most important literary work included serving as midwife to the writings of others. She also published prodigiously, from early in the twentieth century: nearly forty novels, besides short stories, anthologies and compilations, biographies, reviews and criticism, four plays, and books about railways and other forms of transport.
During her second marriage MB
took up with spiritualist practices such as automatic writing. Near the end of her life, she became a convinced Anglo-Catholic
. Naomi Royde-Smith
(herself a Catholic convert) suggested that Butts...
published her second and final collection of poetry, Three Days, dedicated to Naomi Royde-Smith
; many of the poems have war and post-war themes.
Bensen, Alice. Rose Macaulay. Twayne, 1969.
Family and Intimate relationships
In her first book of autobiography, HB
always calls Evans the man. Naomi Royde-Smith
thought him the most savage satirist since Swift
at once quarrelled with Leslie about him. The day after...
knew and worked closely with the Labour leader Ramsay MacDonald
, though her early intense admiration for him diminished with time. Up to the year after publishing her book on him (which was also...
In 1921 RM
was spending several nights a week in a room she rented in the large house of writer Naomi Royde-Smith
at 44 Prince's Gardens, Kensington.
Emery, Jane. Rose Macaulay: A Writer’s Life. John Murray, 1991.
Babington Smith, Constance. Rose Macaulay. Collins, 1972.
Chosen by Royde-Smith as a...
Through her old headmistress, EB
met Rose Macaulay
, who introduced her to Naomi Royde-Smith
. Royde-Smith helped her to get the first of her writing into print.
Hoogland, Renée C. Elizabeth Bowen: A Reputation in Writing. New York University Press, 1994.
found this novel unprecedently forgettable for MS
Raitt, Suzanne. May Sinclair: A Modern Victorian. Clarendon Press, 2000.
, an acquaintance of MB
, referred in print in 1946 to the spiritual wanderings detailed by this gifted and expressive autobiographer.
Royde-Smith, Naomi, and Denis Dighton. The State of Mind of Mrs. Sherwood. Macmillan, 1946.
Sylvia Townsend Warner
A Spectator reviewer felt that there were many possible interpretations of the book: an attack on foreign missions and traditional religions, a skit on methods of salvation, pure nonsense, and a sad tale of a...
's new agent had accomplished the whole process of selling this book before he had time to read it. He then reminded her that she had her forebears (grandmother and father) to beat; that...