L. P. Hartley

Standard Name: Hartley, L. P.


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Friends, Associates Lady Cynthia Asquith
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...
Friends, Associates Penelope Fitzgerald
PF 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...
Friends, Associates Margaret Kennedy
MK also forged a lasting friendship with novelist and critic L. P. Hartley . She and her husband regularly invited Hartley over for dinners and visits, and he, in turn, allowed them to stay in...
Friends, Associates Marie Belloc Lowndes
Apart from MBL 's established literary friends, there were many whose early writing she encouraged to particularly good effect: Graham Greene , Margaret Kennedy , Pamela Frankau , E. M. Delafield , and L. P. Hartley .
Elizabeth Northcote, Countess of Iddesleigh, et al. “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, pp. prelims, 1 - 3.
Friends, Associates Stevie Smith
Her large circle of friends also included Sally Chilver (author of A History of Socialism), novelists Inez Holden , Olivia Manning , and Cecily Mackworth , Kay Dick (assistant editor of John O'London's Weekly...
Leisure and Society Elizabeth Taylor
ET 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...
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 Christine Brooke-Rose
The reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement found the regressive narrative disconcerting and tiring.
Birch, Sarah. Christine Brooke-Rose and Contemporary Fiction. Clarendon Press.
Novelist L. P. Hartley , writing in the London Magazine, expressed the view that the technique was a misuse...
Literary responses Ivy Compton-Burnett
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...
Literary responses Ivy Compton-Burnett
Of this novel ICB wrote, I have never had such superficial reviews.
Spurling, Hilary. Secrets of a Woman’s Heart. Hodder and Stoughton.
They did, however, praise the book, especially in the case of reviewers who were also novelists, like Elizabeth Bowen , Pamela Hansford Johnson
Literary responses Susan Hill
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 responses Edna O'Brien
Literary reviews were generally positive. The Times of London praised EOB 's gift of quick, sensitive observation.
Book Review Digest. H. W. Wilson.
(1960): 1012
In the New StatesmanV. S. Naipaul praised O'Brien for simply offer[ing] her characters, [who] come...
Reception Edith Sitwell
She wrote to L. P. Hartley about the ceremony: It will amuse you to know that as I advanced towards the Queen to get my decoration, the band played Annie, Get Your Gun.
Sitwell, Edith. Selected Letters of Edith Sitwell. Editor Greene, Richard, Virago Books.
Residence Margaret Kennedy
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...
Textual Production Lady Cynthia Asquith
LCA 's personal Diaries 1915-1918, kept during the First World War, which had remained unpublished during her lifetime, appeared posthumously in print with a foreword by the novelist L. P. Hartley .


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