Pym, Barbara. A Very Private Eye. Holt, Hazel and Hilary PymEditors , Macmillan, 1984.
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Dedications||Elizabeth Jane Howard||
She went back to writing stories because the shorter form seemed more compatible with the life she was leading while in charge of a large family establishment in the country. She had also lost confidence...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Barbara Pym|
|Friends, Associates||Elizabeth Jane Howard|
|Friends, Associates||Ivy Compton-Burnett||
Liddell was to remain one of ICB 's close friends. She maintained a benevolent, almost aunt-like relationship with him, and although resident abroad he was an important source of support after Jourdain's death. He later...
|Friends, Associates||Barbara Pym|
|Friends, Associates||Ivy Compton-Burnett|
|Friends, Associates||Barbara Pym||
BP wrote steadily throughout her life, regardless of changes in occupation. One of the benefits of her first publication, Some Tame Gazelle, in 1950 was the introduction of various authors into her personal and...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Dorothy Whipple|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Ethel M. Dell|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Zoë Fairbairns||
Most of the novel is spent uncovering truths about these two major characters: Heather, who seeks knowledge about her birth father (and enters briefly into rivalry with her mother, Julia, over the same man), and...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Sarah Waters||
SW puts in puts in something like a regular work day when writing, but keeps going to all hours when re-writing. Despite her success, she still finds the process largely torture. And yet [s]tarting...
|Literary responses||Elizabeth Jenkins||
The novel was criticised by some for its exclusively upper-middle-class reach—a view which was energetically countered by Rose Macaulay on a radio programme.
The Times Literary Supplement welcomed with joy a novel where the...
Jenkins, Elizabeth. The View from Downshire Hill. Michael Johnson, 2004.
|Literary responses||Olivia Manning||
This book evoked a double-edged response from Ivy Compton-Burnett who, writing to Elizabeth Taylor , said: It really is full of very good descriptions. Quite excellent descriptions. I don't know if you care for descriptions...
|Literary responses||Betty Miller||
Her Times obituary might be regarded as damning her novels with faint praise. It called her essentially a feminine novelist—using the epithet with no derogatory connotation—applying her talent to sensitive explorations of feeling.
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
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|Literary responses||Ivy Compton-Burnett|