Elizabeth Northcote, Countess of Iddesleigh, Susan Lowndes Marques, and Marie Belloc Lowndes. “List of Books by Mrs Belloc Lowndes, Foreword”. Diaries and Letters of Marie Belloc Lowndes, 1911-1947, edited by Susan Lowndes Marques and Susan Lowndes Marques, Chatto and Windus, 1971, pp. prelims, 1 - 3.
Cynthia was also a friend of Viola Meynell
and of Enid Bagnold
, whose Sussex homes were close to that of the Asquiths during the Second World War. Thirkell, as well as Lawrence, Bagnold, and...
was a friend of L. P. Hartley
and of Stevie Smith
, both of whom she met when they contributed to World Review, of which she and her husband were editors. Her sudden...
Leisure and Society
wrote that she liked routine and was always disconcerted when I am asked for my life story, for nothing sensational, thank heavens, has ever happened.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
She had a passion for modern painting, and...
Critic Hermione Lee
, reviewing the collection for the Guardian, praised SH
's tender attention to detail, and likened her to L. P. Hartley
and Elizabeth Bowen
Lee, Hermione. “Like Buttons in a Box”. Guardian Unlimited.
Literary reviews were generally positive. The Times of London praised EOB
's gift of quick, sensitive observation.
Book Review Digest. H. W. Wilson, 1913.
In the New StatesmanV. S. Naipaul
praised O'Brien for simply offer[ing] her characters, [who] come...
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...
The reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement found the regressive narrative disconcerting and tiring.
Birch, Sarah. Christine Brooke-Rose and Contemporary Fiction. Clarendon Press, 1994.
Novelist L. P. Hartley
, writing in the London Magazine, expressed the view that the technique was a misuse...
L. P. Hartley
, reviewing Elders and Betters in the Sketch dated 23 February 1944, voiced a frequent response to ICB
: that despite her anti-realistic methods, she came closer to portraying reality than did...
Of this novel ICB
wrote, I have never had such superficial reviews.
Spurling, Hilary. Secrets of a Woman’s Heart. Hodder and Stoughton, 1984.
During the war years Kennedy felt London was too dangerous for her children and they therefore remained at Hendre. This arrangement meant that Kennedy and Davies spent the duration of the war travelling between Wales...
Pinter was highly productive as a writer of screenplays, beginning with The Servant in 1963. This film, adapted from a novella by Robin Maugham
and dealing with an employer (Dirk Bogarde
) who is...