When Sally decided to be confirmed at the age of sixteen, Lehmann's friend Sir Compton Mackenzie
stood as godfather.
Siegel, Ruth. Rosamond Lehmann: A Thirties Writer. Peter Lang.
Intertextuality and Influence
She said her inspiration for turning from serious fiction to genre fiction was the similar turn taken in mid-career by Sir Compton Mackenzie
. Her idea for her first spying plot came when the son...
received hundreds of letters from adoring as well as outraged readers. Many asked how she could have written so exactly about their own experiences. Some—men and women—sent her proposals to share their lives and...
The Towers of Trebizond won the James Black Tait prize.
Babington Smith, Constance. Rose Macaulay. Collins.
Bensen, Alice. Rose Macaulay. Twayne.
A reprint of 1959 quotes on its dustjacket a chorus of praise. John Betjeman
and Sir Compton Mackenzie
called the novel RM
Performance of text
A debate between NRS
and Compton Mackenzie
was held under the auspices of the Drama League
, and broadcast live on BBC
radio. Royde-Smith maintained that The Broadcast Play is an unsatisfactory Form of Art...