The Conversations established Marguerite Blessington's literary popularity, and has remained the work for which she is remembered. It has been praised by modern writers on Byron, among them Harold Nicolson
, André Maurois
, Iris Origo
After completing Return to Night (published in 1947), MR
spent six months researching a novel about the life of Byron
. She abandoned the project when she became aware that previously unpublished correspondence between Byron...