Norah Smallwood

Standard Name: Smallwood, Norah


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Dedications Elspeth Huxley
EH published through ChattoThe Prince Buys the Manor, an extravaganza of a satirical novel dedicated to Norah Smallwood as silken spur, incisive counsellor, and warm-hearted friend.
Nicholls, C. S. Elspeth Huxley. HarperCollins.
Friends, Associates Elspeth Huxley
EH 's family background and her career in journalism brought her a large acquaintance. She built warm relationships with some who were professionally involved in that career, like Harold Raymond (with his wife, Vera )...
Occupation Elizabeth Jane Howard
In winter 1953 EJH , aged about thirty, became an editor at Chatto and Windus , which was then run by Norah Smallwood and Ian Parsons . She read submitted manuscripts, wrote reports on them...
Publishing Rumer Godden
After long prodding from Jon's publisher, Norah Smallwood of Chatto and Windus , the two sisters followed this with Shiva's Pigeons: An Experience of India, 1972 (which deals with the period immediately after the...
Publishing Elspeth Huxley
She worked at this book during 1947, disturbed at the news that the US journalist Negley Farson was planning a rival book on the same subject. (When his Last Chance in Africa appeared in 1949...
Publishing Elspeth Huxley
She began this book by April 1955, but her writing was interrupted when her mother arrived from Kenya to spend three months in England.
Nicholls, C. S. Elspeth Huxley. HarperCollins.
She submitted the draft to Chatto on 7 March 1956...
Publishing Elspeth Huxley
Publishing this book (nearly twenty years after EH 's most recent novel) was the final professional collaboration between Elspeth and Norah , who died two years later.
Publishing Elspeth Huxley
Nicholls feels that Norah Smallwood missed a trick by failing to jump at the chance when EH first suggested a sequel to The Flame Trees of Thika, which she did when delivering the first...
Publishing Elspeth Huxley
Also during the 1960s, her immense productivity led her into difficulties over tax (partly because of the taxing, at that date, of married couples as a single unit). In 1965-6 her tax demand was £1,800...
Publishing Elspeth Huxley
It had illustrations by Delia Delderfield .
British Library Catalogue.
EH did herself harm in business terms by declining to sign a contract after Norah Smallwood expressed enthusiasm about a six-month sample, covering April to October 1974. She...
Publishing Iris Murdoch
It was dedicated to Rosemary Cramp , who had been IM 's student and later her colleague. Later this year it was suggested that IM 's publisher, Chatto , ought to have edited her work...
Publishing Iris Murdoch
She dedicated it to Arnoldo Momigliano , an Italian-Jewish philosopher with whom she had had an affair, and had remained friends. She repelled an effort by Carmen Callil (who had just succeeded Norah Smallwood at...
Reception Iris Murdoch
British Book News approved what it saw as IM 's abandonment of the deliberately eccentric and inconsequential approach of the earlier novels [for] a straightforward tale of the conflict between love and conventional social obligations...
Textual Production Elspeth Huxley
Her mother had told her she could do better than Isak Dinesen when Out of Africa first appeared in 1937. EH 's first draft was a novel called The Vertical Rays of the Sun...


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