Daisy Ashford

Standard Name: Ashford, Daisy
Birth Name: Margaret Mary Julia Ashford
Married Name: Devlin
Daisy Ashford was an avid writer as a child. She became famous when she rediscovered a novella she wrote at the age of nine, The Young Visiters, and it was published with a preface by J. M. Barrie , nearly thirty years later. She later published other juvenilia, mainly short stories, under her childhood name (though by then she was married), but did not pursue a career in writing as an adult.


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Reception Violet Trefusis
VT 's friend and biographer Philippe Jullian likens this unpublished work to another young Edwardian's literary effort,
Jullian, Philippe et al. Violet Trefusis: Life and Letters. Hamish Hamilton.
Daisy Ashford 's immensely popular narrative The Young Visiters (written in 1890, first published in 1919).
Jullian, Philippe et al. Violet Trefusis: Life and Letters. Hamish Hamilton.
Textual Features Kate O'Brien
KOB refers to women writers here and there in her text—casually to Daisy Ashford and Nancy Mitford , admiringly to Maria Edgeworth and Lady Gregory (the latter admittedly for her life rather than her writings)—and...
Textual Production Lady Cynthia Asquith
LCA 's column for the Times and her articles elsewhere led naturally to further miscellaneous work for and about children. (Evelyn Waugh was mistaken in his unshakable belief that she was the true author...


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Ashford, Daisy. Daisy Ashford: Her Book. George H. Doran Company, 1920.
Ashford, Daisy. The Young Visiters. George H. Doran Company, 1919.