Pamela Hansford Johnson

Standard Name: Johnson, Pamela Hansford
Birth Name: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Pseudonym: Nap Lombard
Married Name: Pamela Hansford Snow
Titled: Baroness Snow
PHJ had a long and prolific writing career, from before the second world war until late twentieth century. She is remembered primarily as a novelist (with twenty-seven titles),
Hadley, Tessa. “He wants me no more”. London Review of Books, No. 2, pp. 29 -30.
though she also wrote poetry, drama, memoirs, and political and social commentary.
Black and white photograph of Pamela Hansford Johnson, seated, with her hands clasped, wearing a white polo-neck sweater with a brooch on the collar. Her dark, wavy hair is smooth and short.
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Literary responses Noel Streatfeild
Pamela Hansford Johnson called this at its first appearance NS 's best book to date.
Huse, Nancy. Noel Streatfeild. Twayne, 1994.
Mary Cadogan and Patricia Craig in 1978 praised its freedom from evasions and trite conclusions.
Huse, Nancy. Noel Streatfeild. Twayne, 1994.
The reprint of...
Literary responses Elizabeth Taylor
Julia Strachey and Pamela Hansford Johnson both slammed A Wreath of Roses.
Beauman, Nicola. The Other Elizabeth Taylor. Persephone Books, 2009.
ET herself felt that it expanded her range, but that the result was not successful: that she had produced a cold...
Literary responses Elizabeth Taylor
Reviews of A Game of Hide and Seek included high praise from Marghanita Laski and Elizabeth Bowen (some consolation to ET for her problems with her US publisher), but also carping which she found deeply...
Literary responses Susan Hill
This book was widely praised. Pamela Hansford Johnson in the Daily Telegraph made it her book selection of the year.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Occupation John Donne
During the later seventeenth and the eighteenth centuries Donne's writings were largely forgotten or disapproved of. In June 1741 the London Magazine printed a regularised (to modern eyes butchered) version of Goe, and catche a...
Publishing Anthony Trollope
Angela Thirkell (an avowed disciple of Trollope) wrote an introduction for an edition of this novel in 1958; so did Pamela Hansford Johnson for the Norton edition four years later. A number of women writers...
Publishing Barbara Pym
She wrote the first draft, she said later, over breakfast in bed in her flat in 1973-4, a period of serious health problems—first breast cancer and then a stroke—and of her decision to retire from...
Reception Ivy Compton-Burnett
During the early part of ICB 's career she was little regarded or understood. Raymond Mortimer was one of the first to perceive her quality, and she quickly began to attract the attention of younger...
Textual Production Dorothy Whipple
DW 's first story written at and about Barton Seagrave, the place to which she and her husband retired, was about a pretty girl she had watched from her window coping lightly with marriage...
Textual Production Elizabeth Jennings
She also joined with fellow-writers in letters to the Times on matters of public concern. She joined with forty well-known names (including Pamela Hansford Johnson ) on 25 September 1969 to defend keeping up the...
Textual Production Amabel Williams-Ellis
Textual Production Olivia Manning
New Stories also published Pamela Hansford Johnson , Dylan Thomas , and Stephen Spender . OM 's title, which is challenging in a way that was characteristic for this stage of her career, comes from...
Textual Production Barbara Pym
In many ways this novel reflects BP 's undergraduate years at Oxford , featuring characters and episodes based partly on herself, her sister, and her friends or acquaintances. Among these, Henry Harvey and the future...
Textual Production Ivy Compton-Burnett
The manuscript had been due in August 1964. At that time she told Gollancz then that it was not ready, but in a lamentable state.
Spurling, Hilary. Secrets of a Woman’s Heart. Hodder and Stoughton, 1984.
She worked on it to the end: a week...
Textual Production Mary Stewart
MS was bored by modern movements like the anti-novel, the sicks and the beats, but felt there was a place for them: they're trying things out, keeping literature alive and moving.
Stewart, Mary. “Mary Stewart”. Counterpoint, edited by Roy Newquist, George Allen & Unwin , 1965, pp. 561 -71.
She thought her...


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