Frank Swinnerton

Standard Name: Swinnerton, Frank


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Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth von Arnim
EA made contact with Katherine Mansfield after discovering through Frank Swinnerton that Mansfield was a New Zealand cousin, formerly named Kathleen Beauchamp. A friendship ensued.
Usborne, Karen. "Elizabeth": The Author of Elizabeth and Her German Garden. Bodley Head.
Friends, Associates Storm Jameson
Michael Sadleir first took Jameson to the Thursday evening salons hosted by Naomi Royde-Smith at her Queen's Gate home. These gatherings were attended by Rose Macaulay , Arnold Bennett , Edward Marsh , and Frank Swinnerton
Friends, Associates Margery Allingham
MA had other friends of her own age whose position in the intellectual world caused her to think of them as mentors, like the Oxford don Russell Meiggs .
Martin, Richard. Ink in Her Blood: The Life and Crime Fiction of Margery Allingham. UMI Research Press.
After her father's death she...
Intertextuality and Influence Margery Allingham
She had trouble getting down to this book, which she did in September 1937, then two months later bogged down again. Having great difficulty with Shrouds. Am in one of those moods when I wonder...
Literary responses Sheila Kaye-Smith
The Times Literary Supplement perceived the protagonist as a man who in youth sacrifices the spiritual side of his life to the material.
Walker, Dorothea. Sheila Kaye-Smith. Twayne.
Frank Swinnerton called the book a noble failure.
Anderson, Rachel, and Sheila Kaye-Smith. “Introduction”. Joanna Godden, Dial, p. xi - xviii.
Literary responses Mary Renault
English reviews of Purposes were strongly divided. Frank Swinnerton in The Observer judged it to be of very high calibre,
Sweetman, David. Mary Renault: A Biography. Chatto and Windus.
while Ralph Strauss in the Sunday Times was severely critical and The Spectator mounted...
Literary responses May Sinclair
Suzanne Raitt finds in this book a glorification of the spiritual uplift of war.
Raitt, Suzanne. May Sinclair: A Modern Victorian. Clarendon Press.
Its first reviewers concurred in this, and approved or disapproved accordingly. Frank Swinnerton pleased MS by reporting on the form...
Literary responses Margery Allingham
MA was almost aggressively upbeat about this book: Bloody good story though I say it. I like it. Whoever doesn't is barmy. . . . We're very sanguine.
Martin, Richard. Ink in Her Blood: The Life and Crime Fiction of Margery Allingham. UMI Research Press.
It had Heinemann , her regular...
Literary responses Margery Allingham
Reviews were enthusiastic; many thought this a breakthrough both for MA and her chosen genre.
Martin, Richard. Ink in Her Blood: The Life and Crime Fiction of Margery Allingham. UMI Research Press.
Some of the warmest praise came from Frank Swinnerton : an unblemished delight . . . the writing full...
Material Conditions of Writing Virginia Woolf
The Years, then, descends with The Pargiters from Professions for Women. VW was writing this book in the mid 1930s at a time when her now established reputation came violently under attack, often...
Reception Rose Macaulay
In a 1934 letter to Frank SwinnertonRM called this work that absurd juvenile, and (I hope) forgotten book.
Babington Smith, Constance. Rose Macaulay. Collins.
Textual Production Daisy Ashford
She shared the works in the notebook with friends and family, and they found her youthful exuberance and earnest voice amusing.
Malcomson, R. M. Daisy Ashford: Her Life. Chatto & Windus.
She lent the story to a friend, the writer and reviewer Margaret MacKenzie


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