Brian Roberts

Standard Name: Roberts, Brian


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Cultural formation Maria Theresa Longworth
She and her siblings were illegitimate children. Brian Roberts notes that for ideological rather than practical
Roberts, Brian. Ladies in the Veld. John Murray, 1965.
reasons, her parents had never married. He suggests that Thomas Longworth 's atheism was both militant and eccentric...
Family and Intimate relationships George Douglas
The wedding took place at the Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity in Hammersmith. GD ignored her brother's appeals from Canada that she should wait until he got back. Within about a month the...
Friends, Associates Mary Renault
David Poole , a dancer who had been with the Sadler's Wells ballet company, and his companion Owen Murray (also a dancer), became MR 's and Mullard's closest friends in Cape Town. Other friends were...
Literary responses Florence Dixie
Her most vociferous opponents now included John Robinson , editor of the Natal Mercury (who chose to interpret her as a mere mouthpiece for Bishop Colenso ), and in time most of the British Tory...
Literary responses George Douglas
Historian Brian Roberts writes dismissively: Over-long, cloyingly sentimental, full of incredible coincidences and timely quirks of fate, it was no better and no worse than the average Victorian novel.
Roberts, Brian. The Mad Bad Line. Hamish Hamilton, 1981.
Occupation Florence Dixie
As a woman war correspondent (generally known as a Special Correspondent or simply Special) FD was a first. According to historian Brian Roberts she was appointed (by Algernon Borthwick , editor of the Morning Post...
politics Florence Dixie
Her visit to Zululand was undertaken at the request of King Cetshwayo , and once there she caused consternation among British officials by attempting to sound out local Zulu opinion about his removal from rule...
politics Florence Dixie
According to Brian Roberts , FDoriginated the scheme for providing seaside holiday camps for poor children. She opposed cruelty to animals, blood-sports (which she had once enjoyed), and vivisection. She supported Rationalism, dress reform...
Textual Features George Douglas
The novel is wrongly called autobiographical by Roberts . In this story tragedy is rooted in English anti-Catholic feeling and nourished by side-effects of the class system. Sir James Deering, who has risen in his...


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Roberts, Brian. Ladies in the Veld. John Murray, 1965.
Roberts, Brian. The Mad Bad Line. Hamish Hamilton, 1981.