Usborne, Karen. "Elizabeth": The Author of Elizabeth and Her German Garden. Bodley Head, 1986.
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Elizabeth von Arnim|
|Friends, Associates||Margery Allingham|
|Friends, Associates||Storm Jameson|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Margery Allingham||
She had trouble getting down to this book, which she did in September 1937, then two months later bogged down again. Having great difficulty with Shrouds. Am in one of those moods when I wonder...
|Literary responses||Mary Renault||
English reviews of Purposes were strongly divided. Frank Swinnerton in The Observer judged it to be of very high calibre,
while Ralph Strauss in the Sunday Times was severely critical and The Spectator mounted...
Sweetman, David. Mary Renault: A Biography. Chatto and Windus, 1993.
|Literary responses||May Sinclair|
|Literary responses||Margery Allingham|
|Literary responses||Margery Allingham||
Reviews were enthusiastic; many thought this a breakthrough both for MA and her chosen genre.
Some of the warmest praise came from Frank Swinnerton : an unblemished delight . . . the writing full...
Martin, Richard. Ink in Her Blood: The Life and Crime Fiction of Margery Allingham. UMI Research Press, 1988.
|Literary responses||Sheila Kaye-Smith||
The Times Literary Supplement perceived the protagonist as a man who in youth sacrifices the spiritual side of his life to the material.
Frank Swinnerton called the book a noble failure.
Walker, Dorothea. Sheila Kaye-Smith. Twayne, 1980.
Anderson, Rachel, and Sheila Kaye-Smith. “Introduction”. Joanna Godden, Dial, 1984, p. xi - xviii.
|Material Conditions of Writing||Virginia Woolf|
|Textual Production||Daisy Ashford||
She shared the works in the notebook with friends and family, and they found her youthful exuberance and earnest voice amusing.
She lent the story to a friend, the writer and reviewer Margaret MacKenzie
Malcomson, R. M. Daisy Ashford: Her Life. Chatto & Windus, 1984.
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