Her fellow-student Joy Field (later Whitby)
thought her very contained; she later realised that this reserve was the result of acute shyness. She found Oxford daunting. There were fewer grammar school entrants in those...
Despite her shyness, JD
was warm in her friendships. Elizabeth Mitchell
, a literary collaborator who became and remained a close friend, remembered her company as stimulating and challenging. Joy Field (later Whitby)