Nicola Beauman

Standard Name: Beauman, Nicola

Connections

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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.
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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...
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...
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.
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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...
Literary responses E. M. Delafield
Nicola Beauman judges that EMD succeeds in speaking to two different kinds of readers here: those who share the heroine's views of marriage and those who recognize the element of satire in them.
Beauman, Nicola, and E. M. Delafield. “Introduction”. The Diary of a Provincial Lady, Rprt ed. , Virago Press, 1984, p. vii - xvii.
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Maurice McCullen
Literary responses Elizabeth Taylor
In connection with this story and with At Mrs. Lippincote's, Nicola Beauman called her one of the great writers about childhood.
Beauman, Nicola. A Very Great Profession: The Woman’s Novel 1914-39. Virago, 1983.
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Jones, Amanda Jane. “The Sad Strangeness of Separation: Enuresis and Separation Anxiety in Women’s Wartime Fiction”. Women’s History, No. 4, pp. 24 - 8.
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Literary responses E. M. Delafield
Critic Nicola Beauman sees this as EMD 's most cruelly satirical novel.
Beauman, Nicola, and E. M. Delafield. “Introduction”. The Diary of a Provincial Lady, Rprt ed. , Virago Press, 1984, p. vii - xvii.
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Literary responses Elizabeth Taylor
Nicola Beauman has called these some of the most remarkable letters of the twentieth century.
Beauman, Nicola. The Other Elizabeth Taylor. Persephone Books, 2009.
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John O'Connell has found them astonishing in their candour and lucidity.
O’Connell, John. “’I have not got a bikini’”. The Guardian, p. Review 9.
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Timeline

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.