Paul Bailey

Standard Name: Bailey, Paul

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Family and Intimate relationships Naomi Jacob
After Sadie Robinson , her next major relationship was with Marjorie Zamble , a married woman with two children (according to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; Paul Bailey does not mention her).
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Friends, Associates Bernice Rubens
It was a friend from Cardiff, the poet Dannie Abse , who introduced BR to her future husband. Rubens was an almost lifelong friend of Beryl Bainbridge . Other close friends were novelist Paul Bailey
Leisure and Society Naomi Jacob
NJ claimed it was more practical and more economical to dress in male clothes:
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
men's tailored suits, generally with a tie, and her hair cropped. (She wore a skirt to Mass.)
Bailey, Paul. Three Queer Lives: An Alternative Biography of Fred Barnes, Naomi Jacob and Arthur Marshall. Hamish Hamilton (Penguin), 2001.
69
She adopted a...
Literary responses Buchi Emecheta
Reviewers responded with a mixture of admiration and criticism. Observer critic Paul Bailey saw much to praise in the vividness and sincerity of BE 's style, although he was put off by her constant attempts...
Literary responses Naomi Jacob
Paul Bailey called this novel thumpingly terrible
Bailey, Paul. Three Queer Lives: An Alternative Biography of Fred Barnes, Naomi Jacob and Arthur Marshall. Hamish Hamilton (Penguin), 2001.
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and used it to demonstrate Jacob's habit of signalling to her reader which characters to approve and which to disapprove.
Bailey, Paul. Three Queer Lives: An Alternative Biography of Fred Barnes, Naomi Jacob and Arthur Marshall. Hamish Hamilton (Penguin), 2001.
161
He was not impressed by NJ
Literary responses Naomi Jacob
An early review found this performance [f]ull of vivid snapshots of personages, literary, theatrical, and political, and prophesied that it deserved to be and would be a best-seller.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
(7 September 1933): 591; (26 October 1933): 723
Literary responses Naomi Jacob
Bailey considers that although more recent biographers are more accurate (and although one of them, Midge Gillies , accuses NJ of romanticizing the music-hall), Jacob knew the audiences Lloyd played to—who could be rowdy and...
Literary responses Naomi Jacob
Paul Bailey comments that Kelly merits a serious book, but The Irish Boy, be Jezus, isn't it.
Bailey, Paul. Three Queer Lives: An Alternative Biography of Fred Barnes, Naomi Jacob and Arthur Marshall. Hamish Hamilton (Penguin), 2001.
155
Literary responses Naomi Jacob
As a highly productive popular author, NJ has commanded almost no critical attention, although the Jewish and the lesbian aspects of her identity (both highly visible, the latter occluded for a long time for readers...
Publishing Naomi Jacob
The book that NJ 's biographer Paul Bailey considers the most durable of her works, a life of the music-hall performer Marie Lloyd , Our Marie, was advertised as forthcoming on this day.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
(4 April 1936): 295
Bailey, Paul. Three Queer Lives: An Alternative Biography of Fred Barnes, Naomi Jacob and Arthur Marshall. Hamish Hamilton (Penguin), 2001.
183
Publishing Elizabeth Taylor
It has been reprinted by Virago , 1985, with an introduction by Paul Bailey .
Publishing Elizabeth Taylor
The Virago edition (Virago Modern Classics no. 135), 1984, has an introduction by Paul Bailey . The novel was adapted for a film in 2007, which produced the same absurdly divided reviews that had...
Textual Features Naomi Jacob
NJ 's concept of character-drawing (according to biographer Paul Bailey ) was heavily reliant on stereotypes of racial or local disposition, shown through idiosyncratic, uneducated use of language.

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