With Summer Half, 1937, AT
first committed herself whole-heartedly to Barsetshire.
Strickland, Margot. Angela Thirkell: Portrait of a Lady Novelist. Duckworth, 1977.
It was her second novel to be set there, and her biographer Margot Strickland
believes that she may have been influenced by...
The Grateful Sparrow was praised by reviewers, but did not sell particularly well, and was rejected by every US publisher that Hamish Hamilton approached. Margot Strickland
judges it too delicate and original to succeed as...