Légion d'Honneur


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Family and Intimate relationships Florence Marryat
Captain Frederick Marryat , FM 's father, was a distinguished naval officer renowned for conspicuous gallantry, a Fellow of the Royal Society and member of the Légion d'Honneur , a spectacular success as a novelist...
politics Violet Trefusis
VT broadcast on literary topics for La France libre via the BBC . This work earned her the Légion d'Honneur , awarded in 1950.
Souhami, Diana. Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter. Flamingo.
Trefusis, Violet, and Philippe Jullian. Don’t Look Round. Hutchinson.
Reception Colette
She later became its president. In February 1953 she received the Grand Cross of the Légion d'Honneur (only the second woman to do so).
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
(19 February 1953): 8
Her books, however, were listed on the...
Reception Graham Greene
Well before he settled in France, in 1969, GG 's honours included being appointed by the French government Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur .
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Reception Marcel Proust
This volume brought Proust fame and a growing international readership.
France, Peter, editor. The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French. Clarendon Press.
It won the most prestigious French literary award, the Prix Goncourt, in the year after publication. The following year, he was named Chevalier de la...
Reception Rebecca West
She was also a member of the Légion d'Honneur .
Dinnage, Rosemary. “Big Thinks”. London Review of Books, pp. 42-3.


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