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Pamela Hansford Johnson: A Writing Life

Deirdre David

Abstract

This literary biography traces the life of Pamela Hansford Johnson from her birth in a theatrical family to her death as the widow of C.P. Snow. A prolific writer, she published almost thirty novels, reviewed fiction for major newspapers, and made regular appearances on BBC cultural programmes. She lived through tumultuous changes in British life—1930s political unrest, World War 2, and postwar austerity: social changes that form the background for her fiction. Persuaded by her first love, Dylan Thomas, to abandon writing poetry for writing fiction about her life in South London, she devoted h ... More

Keywords: Pamela Hansford Johnson, C.P. Snow, British fiction, realism, Dylan Thomas, London

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198729617
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198729617.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deirdre David, author
Temple University

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