Naomi Royde-Smith

Standard Name: Royde-Smith, Naomi
Birth Name: Naomi Gwladys Holroyd Smith
Self-constructed Name: Naomi Royde-Smith
Indexed Name: N. G. Royde-Smith
Indexed Name: Naomi Gwladys Royde-Smith
Married Name: Naomi Gwladys Milton
NRS 'a most important literary work included serving as midwife to the writings of others. She also published prodigiously, from early in the twentieth century: nearly forty novels, besides short stories, anthologies and compilations, biographies, reviews and criticism, four plays, and books about railways and other forms of transport.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Cultural formation Mary Butts
During her second marriage MB took up with spiritualist practices such as automatic writing. Near the end of her life, she became a convinced Anglo-Catholic . Naomi Royde-Smith (herself a Catholic convert) suggested that Butts...
Dedications Rose Macaulay
RM published her second and final collection of poetry, Three Days, dedicated to Naomi Royde-Smith ; many of the poems have war and post-war themes.
Bensen, Alice. Rose Macaulay. Twayne.
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Family and Intimate relationships Hélène Barcynska
In her first book of autobiography, HB always calls Evans the man. Naomi Royde-Smith thought him the most savage satirist since Swift . HB at once quarrelled with Leslie about him. The day after...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Bowen
Through her old headmistress, EB met Rose Macaulay , who introduced her to Naomi Royde-Smith . Royde-Smith helped her to get the first of her writing into print.
Hoogland, Renée C. Elizabeth Bowen: A Reputation in Writing. New York University Press.
Friends, Associates Pamela Frankau
Her aunt Eliza Aria introduced the very young PF to many of her older, god-like friends: first of all actress Sybil Thorndike and writers Michael Arlen and Osbert Sitwell .
Frankau, Pamela. I Find Four People. I. Nicholson and Watson.
Later came John Van Druten
Friends, Associates Mary Agnes Hamilton
MAH knew and worked closely with the Labour leader Ramsay MacDonald , though her early intense admiration for him diminished with time. Up to the year after publishing her book on him (which was also...
Friends, Associates Storm Jameson
Michael Sadleir first took Jameson to the Thursday evening salons hosted by Naomi Royde-Smith at her Queen's Gate home. These gatherings were attended by Rose Macaulay , Arnold Bennett , Edward Marsh , and Frank Swinnerton
Friends, Associates Rose Macaulay
After her rift with Naomi Royde-Smith , RM began associating more with the Bloomsbury group and with the Friday Hampstead Circle.
Emery, Jane. Rose Macaulay: A Writer’s Life. John Murray.
Babington Smith, Constance. Rose Macaulay. Collins.
Friends, Associates Rose Macaulay
Friends who attended the house-warming of her London flat included Naomi Royde-Smith , Rupert Brooke , and Walter de la Mare .
Lefanu, Sarah. Rose Macaulay. Virago.
Friends, Associates Rose Macaulay
In 1921 RM was spending several nights a week in a room she rented in the large house of writer Naomi Royde-Smith at 44 Prince's Gardens, Kensington.
Emery, Jane. Rose Macaulay: A Writer’s Life. John Murray.
Babington Smith, Constance. Rose Macaulay. Collins.
Chosen by Royde-Smith as a...
Literary responses Kate O'Brien
KOB called this not a historical novel, but an invention rising from reflection on its central characters.
Reynolds, Lorna. Kate O’Brien: A Literary Portrait. Colin Smythe; Barnes and Noble.
Naomi Royde-Smith , however, reviewed it as not only KOB 's best novel to date but also...
Literary responses May Sinclair
Naomi Royde-Smith found this novel unprecedently forgettable for MS .
Raitt, Suzanne. May Sinclair: A Modern Victorian. Clarendon Press.
Literary responses Mary Butts
Naomi Royde-Smith , an acquaintance of MB , referred in print in 1946 to the spiritual wanderings detailed by this gifted and expressive autobiographer.
Royde-Smith, Naomi, and Denis Dighton. The State of Mind of Mrs. Sherwood. Macmillan.
Literary responses Sylvia Townsend Warner
A Spectator reviewer felt that there were many possible interpretations of the book: an attack on foreign missions and traditional religions, a skit on methods of salvation, pure nonsense, and a sad tale of a...
Literary responses Pamela Frankau
PF 's new agent had accomplished the whole process of selling this book before he had time to read it. He then reminded her that she had her forebears (grandmother and father) to beat; that...


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Royde-Smith, Naomi. A Balcony. E. Benn, 1927.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. All Star Cast. Macmillan, 1936.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. Children in the Wood. Constable, 1928.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. For Us in the Dark. Macmillan, 1937.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. Jake: A Novel. Macmillan, 1935.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. Jane Fairfax. Macmillan.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. Love and a Birdcage. R. Hale, 1960.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. Madam Julia’s Tale. V. Gollancz, 1932.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. Melilot. R. Hale, 1955.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. Outside Information. Macmillan, 1941.
Royde-Smith, Naomi, and Roger Packman Hinks. Pictures and People. V. Gollancz, 1930.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. Pilgrim from Paddington. A. Barker, 1933.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. “Proof”.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. The Altar-Piece. Macmillan, 1939.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. The Bridge. Gollancz, 1932.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. The Delicate Situation. V. Gollancz, 1931.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. The Double Heart. Hamish Hamilton, 1931.
Royde-Smith, Naomi et al. The Idol and the Shrine. Hollis and Carter, 1949.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. The Island: a Love Story. Constable, 1930.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. The Lover. Constable, 1928.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. The Private Life of Mrs. Siddons. V. Gollancz, 1933.
Royde-Smith, Naomi, and Denis Dighton. The State of Mind of Mrs. Sherwood. Macmillan, 1946.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. The Tortoiseshell Cat. Constable, 1925.
Royde-Smith, Naomi. The Whistling Chambermaid. R. Hale, 1957.
Royde-Smith, Naomi, and A. Savory. Van Lords. A. Barker, 1934.