Nicola Beauman

Standard Name: Beauman, Nicola


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Family and Intimate relationships Sir J. M. Barrie
Without children of his own, Barrie had a habit of monopolising the children of friends, for whom he invented elaborate games. Among children so situated were Bevil Quiller-Couch (who was later the fiancé of the...
Family and Intimate relationships Mollie Panter-Downes
MPD married future businessman Clare Robinson , whom she had met the year before when he was still an undergraduate.
Nicola Beauman in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography says Clare Robinson was a businessman...
Family and Intimate relationships Ann Bridge
At that time the Foreign Office, working in London, was distinct from the Diplomatic Service , working abroad. It was not until after the First World War that Owen O'Malley became a diplomat overseas. He...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Cynthia Asquith
LCA 's mother, Mary , Lady Wemyss, was born a Wyndham, a descendent of the writer Félicité, Mme de Genlis , and of her royal lover Philippe Egalité , Duc d'Orléans (who was also father...
Family and Intimate relationships Margaret Kennedy
In the same year that her mother died, 1928, MK gave birth to her first child, Julia , who also became a novelist. Another daughter and a son followed in 1930 and 1935. Kennedy and...
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Whipple
Henry Whipple, who worked as a civil servant in education, was Dorothy's boss at the time. His work took them to conferences here and there, and meetings of the W. E .A.
Whipple, Dorothy. Random Commentary. Michael Joseph, 1966.
Nicola Beauman
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Cynthia Asquith
Having joined the army, Herbert Asquith had a spell at a training camp on Salisbury Plain before being posted to the Front in France. By August 1916 he was feeling as if he would...
Literary responses Mollie Panter-Downes
This novel was much less well received than MPD 's first. Critic Nicola Beauman finds it remarkable for the fact that the protagonist acquires a social conscience after coming into money, and for the lyrical...
Literary responses Mollie Panter-Downes
Nicola Beauman sees the letters as a tribute to the behaviour of ordinary people in times of nightmare stress.
Beauman, Nicola, and Mollie Panter-Downes. “Introduction”. One Fine Day, Virago, 1985, p. vii - xvi.
Literary responses Ann Bridge
A British Foreign Office official warned that what he called the uniform unpleasantness of the Spanish characters (which was news to her: was he responding to the fact that people behave badly in extreme circumstances?)...
Literary responses Mollie Panter-Downes
On the publication of London War NotesNoël Coward wrote to tell MPD that her evocation of the city in wartime, nearly thirty years in the past, was so well done that he felt sodden...
Literary responses Mollie Panter-Downes
MPD , who disparaged her own powers of invention and ear for dialogue, called this her only novel.
Beauman, Nicola, and Mollie Panter-Downes. “Introduction”. One Fine Day, Virago, 1985, p. vii - xvi.
Nicola Beauman thought it a study in the shifting sands of social class, and a hymn...
Literary responses E. M. Delafield
Nicola Beauman judges this one of EMD 's best novels.
Literary responses Naomi Royde-Smith
The TLS praised NRS 's skill in the management of a gripping story.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
1859 (18 September 1937): 673
Nicola Beauman in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography mentioned among NRS 's most admired later novels...
Literary responses Elizabeth Taylor
At Mrs. Lippincote's set the tone for reception of ET by attracting very mixed reviews. She treasured praise from L. P. Hartley , Richard Church (who was reminded of Woolf 's Mrs Dalloway), and...


September 1998
Literary historian Nicola Beauman founded Persephone Books , aimed at reprinting in beautiful format forgotten classics by twentieth-century (mostly women) writers.
Persephone Books.