Nancy Spain

Standard Name: Spain, Nancy


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Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Jane Howard
By now EJH had begun a longer-lasting affair, with Robert Aickman , who became her literary mentor and whose wife, Ray , lived with him in an open marriage and approved the affair. (Ray later...
Literary responses Ivy Compton-Burnett
Elizabeth Taylor detailed the interest that attended this book's appearance. Published on a Monday, it was broadcast as a radio play on Wednesday, discussed on radio on Thursday by Daniel George (who called the author...
Literary responses Olivia Manning
This novel was a Book Society choice (OM 's third), but was badly reviewed by Nancy Spain and Viola Garvin .
Braybrooke, Neville, and Isobel English. Olivia Manning: A Life. Chatto and Windus.
Literary responses Edith Templeton
Anita Brookner notes that many reviewers felt this book to be in bad taste, a world away from such entertaining hits of this year as Margery Allingham 's Tiger in the Smoke, Nancy Spain
Occupation E. Arnot Robertson
During the Second World War, EAR worked as a government adviser on films. After the war she returned to reviewing films on radio. She was a broadcaster of note, particularly as a panellist on The...
Publishing Elizabeth Jane Howard
Once she had secured an advance on her first novel, EJH was at once able to place a couple of pieces in Vogue. She later wrote reviews for a little magazine run by Nancy Spain
Reception Isabella Beeton
The question of how to understand IB and her somewhat tenuous relationship to her famous book remains. Lytton Strachey hoped to write a biography of her in 1908, but found the materials wanting. By 1922...
Reception Evelyn Waugh
During his later life reviewers and commentators were hard on Waugh, and he responded pugnaciously. When Nancy Spain wrote rudely about him after a hostile encounter in June 1955, he sued for libel and was...


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Spain, Nancy. The Beeton Story. Ward, Lock, 1956.