Edith Templeton

Standard Name: Templeton, Edith
Birth Name: Edith Pole
Married Name: Edith Templeton
Pseudonym: Louise Walbrook
Married Name: Edith Ronald
The fiction of ET , novelist, short-story writer, and travel writer, acquired a high reputation for its force and distinctive style and tone, and notoriety for a degree of sexual explicitness rare in serious women writers. Best known from the 1950s onwards for her early novels set in her native Bohemia, she was rediscovered for her erotic writings at the end of the twentieth century, but rapidly forgotten again. Her death in 2006 went unnoticed by the English-speaking press.


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Friends, Associates Anita Brookner
Her friends included her former teacher the art historian and spy-master Anthony Blunt , publisher Carmen Callil , novelist Julian Barnes , who met her in 1984 when they were both on the Booker shortlist...
Textual Production Anita Brookner
In the early 1980s AB did a good deal of reviewing of literary works for the Times Literary Supplement.
Skinner, John. The Fictions of Anita Brookner: Illusions of Romance. Macmillan.
In 1988 she edited her own selection, with introduction, of The Stories of Edith Wharton


1 January 1916: The British edition of Vogue (an American...

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1 January 1916

The British edition of Vogue (an American fashion magazine) began publishing from Condé Nast in Hanover Square, London.

21 February 1924: The first issue appeared of the New Yorker...

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21 February 1924

The first issue appeared of the New Yorkermagazine (still going strong in the twenty-first century).
Borne Back Daily. http://borneback.com/ .
21 February 2011


Templeton, Edith et al. “A Coffee House Acquaintance”. Three: 1971, Random House, 1971, pp. 157-08.
Templeton, Edith. Gordon. New English Library, 1966.
Brookner, Anita, and Edith Templeton. “Introduction”. Summer in the Country, Hogarth Press, 1985.
Brookner, Anita, and Edith Templeton. “Introduction”. The Island of Desire, Hogarth Press, 1985.
Brookner, Anita, and Edith Templeton. “Introduction”. Living on Yesterday, Hogarth Press, 1986.
Templeton, Edith. “Irresistibly”. New Yorker, pp. 82-9.
Templeton, Edith. Living on Yesterday. Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1951.
Templeton, Edith. Murder in Estoril. Fourth Estate, 1992.
Templeton, Edith. “Nymph & Faun”. New Yorker, pp. 28-50.
Templeton, Edith. Summer in the Country. Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1950.
Templeton, Edith, and Anita Brookner. Summer in the Country. Hogarth Press, 1985.
Templeton, Edith. The Darts of Cupid and Other Stories. Pantheon Books, 2002.
Templeton, Edith. The Island of Desire. Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1952.
Templeton, Edith, and Anita Brookner. The Island of Desire. Hogarth Press, 1985, http://U of A HSS.
Templeton, Edith. The Surprise of Cremona. Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1954.
Templeton, Edith. This Charming Pastime. Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1955.