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Olivia Manning : a woman at war

Author: Deirdre David
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Olivia Manning: A Woman at War is the first literary biography of the twentieth-century novelist Olivia Manning. It tells the story of a writer whose life and work were shaped by her own fierce ambition, and, like many of her generation, the events and aftermath of the Second World War. From the time she left Portsmouth for London in the mid-1930s determined to become a famous writer, through her wartime years in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Olivia Manning; Olivia Manning
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deirdre David
ISBN: 9780191655043 019165504X 1283837307 9781283837309 0199609187 9780199609185
OCLC Number: 823739160
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 405 pages, [16] leaves of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Never a Day Without a Line; 1. Laburnum Grove; 2. The Most Terrifying City in the World; 3. Bucharest; 4. Escaping the Barbarians; 5. The Dark Side of the World; 6. Going Home; 7. Writing in Austerity; 8. The 'Booksey Boys' and the Woman Writer; 9. Watching History; 10. A Strange Decade; 11. A Deteriorating World; 12. The Battle Won; 13. The Stray Survivor; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Responsibility: Deirdre David.
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The first literary biography of the twentieth-century novelist Olivia Manning, this volume is a timely, expert, and well-researched biography that offers a vivid portrait of wartime survival and of  Read more...

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David's story of Manning's life is well told from start to finish, rich with contextual details and memorable incidents. Rohan Maitzen, Open Letters Monthly David is a generous and sympathetic Read more...

 
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