Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Lady Cynthia Asquith
Standard Name: Asquith, Lady Cynthia
Birth Name: Cynthia Mary Evelyn Charteris
Styled: Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Charteris
Married Name: Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith
Pseudonym: C. Greene
Pseudonym: A Correspondent
Pseudonym: Leonard Gray
Used Form: Cynthia Asquith
is chiefly remembered as a diarist of the First World War, who gives a unique picture on its impact, both detailed and profound, on the lives of the English governing class. She also published novels, literary biographies, anthologies, journalism, plays, ghost stories, and works for children.
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Laski, Marghanita. “The Tower”. The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories, edited by Michael Cox, Oxford University Press, 1996, pp. 210-16.
During the 1940s EB
published stories in the Listener (not for the first time), the New Yorker, Horizon, and the Cornhill, as well as in collections such as Penguin New Writing no...
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...
through Ivy Low
. Enthusiastic about his writing, she offered to lend him her cottage and to do his typing. During his stay on the Meynells' property, Lawrence introduced Viola to Ottoline Morrell
Bagnold's biographer Anne Sebba
writes that try as [EB
] might to belong to the artists' milieu, she could not release her other foot from the smart set.
Sebba, Anne. Enid Bagnold: The Authorized Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1986.
Through her marriage to Davies, Kennedy came into contact with the former Prime Minister Asquith
and his family. Her acquaintance with members of high society gave her considerable material for later fiction.
Powell, Violet. The Constant Novelist. W. Heinemann, 1983.
In a BBC
radio broadcast in 1978, Pym noted that this novel had caused someone to comment upon her dislike of men, to...
's friend Desmond MacCarthy
approached Virginia Woolf
to review the book, but she refused, having taken a dislike to Bagnold and assuming that she had enmeshed poor old Desmond.
Friedman, Lenemaja. Enid Bagnold. Twayne, 1986.
As Woolf put it...
She opens the novel in 1914 to depict the decadence of pre-war Lyndon, the manor house where Agatha (who represents the Victorian ideal of wifehood) lives. The pre-war luxury of Lyndon serves to set up...
3 September 1939
Britain and France officially declared war on Germany.
, great-nephew of playwright Sir James Barrie
, founded an imprint to publish popular books, among them Lady Cynthia Asquith
Asquith, Lady Cynthia. Diaries 1915-1918. Hutchinson, 1968.
Asquith, Lady Cynthia. Haply I May Remember. James Barrie, 1950.
Asquith, Lady Cynthia. One Sparkling Wave. M. Joseph, 1943.
Asquith, Lady Cynthia. Portrait of Barrie. J. Barrie, 1954.
Asquith, Lady Cynthia. Remember and Be Glad. James Barrie, 1952.
Asquith, Lady Cynthia. The Child at Home. Nisbet, 1923.
Asquith, Lady Cynthia, editor. The Flying Carpet. Partridge, 1925.
Asquith, Lady Cynthia, editor. The Ghost Book. Hutchinson, 1926.
Asquith, Lady Cynthia. The Spring House. M. Joseph, 1936.
Laski, Marghanita. “The Tower”. The Third Ghost Book, edited by Lady Cynthia Asquith, James Barrie, 1955, pp. 127-34.