Isobel English

Standard Name: English, Isobel
Used Form: June Braybrooke


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Family and Intimate relationships Olivia Manning
OM 's mother, Olivia (Morrow) Manning , was the child of a bullying pub-keeper of Northern Irish origins and woman from a Mississippi plantation who felt that her marriage had brought her down in the...
Friends, Associates Olivia Manning
OM 's friends included a number of fellow-writers: William Gerhardi , Ivy Compton-Burnett (whom she had first met before the war, at a party given by Rose Macaulay , and whose work she deeply admired),...
Friends, Associates Muriel Spark
She acquired new literary friends after her religious conversion, such as Allen Tate , Neville and June Braybrooke (the latter of whom wrote as Isobel English , and titled two of her novels at Spark's...
Literary responses Olivia Manning
Storm Jameson called this novel a really accomplished piece of work and its author a real writer. The publishers used her words in advertising.
Braybrooke, Neville, and Isobel English. Olivia Manning: A Life. Chatto and Windus, 2004.
The Times Literary Supplement treated the novel as the...
Publishing Olivia Manning
This authoritative information comes from her biography by Neville and June Braybrooke . Different versions put her at sixteen and the number of lurid mystery serials at four: she liked to keep secret both her...
Textual Features Olivia Manning
Isobel English finds in the style of this novel a noticeable masculine impersonality, which was to become a hallmark of [OM 's] work.
English, Isobel, and Olivia Manning. “Introduction”. The Wind Changes, Virago, 1988, p. v - xvi.
Leaving the Aran Islands, Elizabeth (whom English takes to...
Textual Production Olivia Manning
In 1967 OM published Extraordinary Cats, dedicated to Neville and June Braybrooke (Isobel English), which is very largely about her Burmese cat, Miou.
Braybrooke, Neville, and Isobel English. Olivia Manning: A Life. Chatto and Windus, 2004.
Textual Production Michelene Wandor
MW has specialized in adapting and abridging novels for radio. Between 1980 and 2004 she adapted a wide array of fiction by women writers, including works by Jane Austen , Charlotte Brontë , George Eliot


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