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Marghanita Laski was born in 1915 to a family of Jewish intellectuals in London; Harold Laski, the socialist thinker, was her uncle. After working in fashion she read English at Oxford, married John Howard, a publisher, and worked in journalism. She began writing once her son and daughter were born: among her six novels were Little Boy Lost (1949), The Village (1952) and The Victorian Chaise-longue (1953). A well-known critic, she wrote books on Jane Austen and George Eliot. Ecstasy (1962) explored intense experiences and Everyday Ecstasy (1974) their social effects. Her distinctive voice was often heard on the radio on The Brains Trust and The Critics; and she submitted a large number of illustrative quotations to the Oxford English Dictionary. Her home was in Hampstead, where she died in 1988.

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To Bed with Grand Music by Marghanita Laski
To Bed with Grand Music
Marghanita Laski
October 2010 Guest Editor Juliet Gardiner on To Bed with Grand Music... Sarah Russell’s To Bed with Grand Music first published in 1947 was an extraordinary novel for its time. Russell (aka Marghanita Laski) writes of a wartime rake’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2009

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