Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Sir Neville Pearson
Standard Name: Pearson, Sir Neville
Used Form: Sir Neville Arthur Pearson
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She apparently had a friendly, teasing relationship while journeying with Ahmed Hassanein , who went with her to Kufra but who was not, it seems, the creative mind behind the journey. Magazine publisher Sir Neville Pearson
This launched a period as a celebrity, lecturing and receiving acclaim for her adventures. According to her obituary she was the heroine of the hour, summoned by the king for a personal account of her...
By 1922, after a brief spell in an engineering firm, she was working as a secretary at Pearson and Newnes publishing firm, a job she kept for thirty years.
She never considered changing jobs...
Spalding, Frances. Stevie Smith: A Critical Biography. Faber and Faber, 1988.
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This highly unusual novel takes the form of a disconnected journal by a publisher's secretary named Pompey, an alienated but irrepressible member of the disregarded female work-force, who is clearly an alter-ego for SS ...
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