Howard, Elizabeth Jane

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Elizabeth Jane Howard was born in London, England on March 26, 1923. She trained as an actress and, before the Second World War, acted at Stratford-upon-Avon as well as repertory theater in Devon. At various times she worked as a model, a broadcaster for the BBC (1939-1946), as an editor for various publishers, and as a writer.

She has been widely published as a novelist, journalist, reviewer, and has written plays for stage, film, and television. In 1962, she was Artistic Director for the Cheltenham Literary Festival, and in 1973, the Artistic Co-Director for the Salisbury Festival of the Arts. She married Sir Peter Markham Scott in 1942 (one daughter); James Douglas Henry in 1960; and Sir Kingsley Amis in 1965. A partial list of her publications includes: The beautiful visit (1950, winner of the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize, 1951), The long view (1956), The sea change (1959), After Julius (1965), Something in disguise (1969; television series, 1982), Odd girl out (1972), Mr. wrong (1975), A companion for lovers (editor, 1978), Getting it right (1982; film script, 1985), Howard and Maschler on food : Cooking for occasions (with Fay Maschler, 1987), The light years (1990), Green shades (anthology, 1991), Marking time (1991), Confusion (1993) and Casting off (1995), and Falling (1999), Slipstream (2002), Love all (2008); as well as scripts for the television series "Upstairs, Downstairs." She has contributed articles to Encounter, Sunday times, Daily express, The new yorker, and Town and country. In 2000, Elizabeth Jane Howard was awarded the Commander Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.).

From the description of Papers of Elizabeth Jane Howard, 1933-2009. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122540564

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referencedIn Collection of autograph or typed letters, signed, written to John Montgomery (1916- ), the author, 1951-1976
referencedIn Sybille Bedford Papers TXRC03-A5., 1914-2001 (bulk 1940s-1980s) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Mantel, Hilary, 1952-. Papers of Hilary Mantel, 1980-2005. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Bradbury, M. mss. II, 1949-1993 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Bedford, Sybille, 1911-2006. Sybille Bedford Papers, 1914-2001 (bulk 1940s-1980s). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Amis, Kingsley. Letters, 1961-1973. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Howard, Elizabeth Jane. Papers of Elizabeth Jane Howard, 1933-2009. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Amis, Kingsley. Papers of Kingsley Amis, 1941-1995. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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associatedWith A.D. Peters & Co., Literary Agents. corporateBody
associatedWith Amis, Kingsley. person
associatedWith Amis, Martin. person
associatedWith Ashcroft, Peggy, Dame. person
associatedWith Barnes, Julian. person
associatedWith Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980. person
associatedWith Beaverbrook, Max Aitken, Baron, 1879-1964. person
associatedWith Bedford, Sybille, 1911-2006 person
associatedWith Betjeman, John, 1906-1984. person
associatedWith Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974. person
associatedWith Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973. person
associatedWith Bradbury, Malcolm, 1932-2000 person
associatedWith Braine, John. person
associatedWith Brophy, Brigid, 1929-1995. person
associatedWith Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993. person
associatedWith C.D.L. Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Cecil, David, 1902-1986. person
associatedWith Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977. person
associatedWith Cheltenham Literary Festival, 1962. corporateBody
associatedWith Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976. person
associatedWith Compton-Burnett, I. (Ivy), 1884-1969. person
associatedWith Connolly, Cyril, 1903-1974. person
associatedWith Conquest, Robert. person
associatedWith Day Lewis, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972. person
associatedWith Day-Lewis, Daniel. person
associatedWith De Bernieres, Louis. person
associatedWith Drabble, Margaret, 1939- person
associatedWith Fleming, Ian, 1908-1964. person
associatedWith Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970. person
associatedWith Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. person
associatedWith Fuller, Roy Broadbent, 1912- person
associatedWith Fussell, Paul, 1924- person
associatedWith Glover, Jane. person
associatedWith Harrison, Rex. person
associatedWith Heller, Joseph. person
associatedWith Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998. person
associatedWith Huxley, Elspeth Joscelin Grant, 1907-1997. person
associatedWith James, P. D. person
associatedWith Jonathan Cape, Ltd. corporateBody
associatedWith Kavanagh, Pat. person
associatedWith Koestler, Arthur, 1905- person
associatedWith Larkin, Philip. person
associatedWith Lee, Laurie. person
associatedWith Lehmann, John, 1907-1987. person
associatedWith Lehmann, Rosamond, 1901-1990. person
associatedWith Lessing, Doris May, 1919- person
associatedWith Linscott, Robert Newton. person
associatedWith Lumley, Joanna. person
associatedWith Mackenzie, Compton, Sir, 1883-1972. person
associatedWith Macmillan Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Mamet, David. person
associatedWith Manning, Olivia, 1915-1980. person
associatedWith Mantel, Hilary, 1952- person
associatedWith Masefield, John, 1878-1967. person
associatedWith Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. person
associatedWith McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967. person
associatedWith Montgomery, Bruce, 1921-1978. person
associatedWith Murdoch, Iris. person
associatedWith Norwich, John Julius, 1929- person
associatedWith O'Brien, Edna. person
associatedWith Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008. person
associatedWith Powell, Anthony, 1905-2000. person
associatedWith Priestley, J. B. (John Boynton), 1894-1984. person
associatedWith Pritchett, V. S. (Victor Sawdon), 1900-1997. person
associatedWith Quennell, Peter, 1905-1993. person
associatedWith Random House, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Ransome, Arthur, 1884-1967. person
associatedWith Rawlings, Margaret. person
associatedWith Rowse, A. L. (Alfred Leslie), 1903-1997. person
associatedWith Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967. person
associatedWith Scofield, Paul. person
associatedWith Scott, Peter, 1909-1989. person
associatedWith Sillitoe, Alan. person
associatedWith Spark, Muriel. person
associatedWith Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995. person
associatedWith Stoppard, Tom. person
associatedWith Tate, Allen, 1899-1979. person
associatedWith Taylor, Elizabeth, 1912-1975. person
associatedWith Van der Post, Laurens. person
associatedWith Viking Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Waugh, Alec, 1898-1981. person
associatedWith West, Rebecca, 1892-1983. person
associatedWith Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969. person
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Women authors, English--20th century--Archives
World War, 1939-1945
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Birth 1923-03-26

Death 2014-01-02

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