March 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.
On My Bookshelf by Joanna Trollope...
One of the first people to seize my literary attention was historian and novelist Sylvia Townsend Warner. It wasn’t her novels for me, so much as her letters (Letters, Chatto & Windus, 1982). She wrote copiously on every topic – hens, philosophy, domestic life, nature, literature, presents, politics, ageing – and not just with style and verve, but also with wonderful wit.
An instant classic in the literature of friendship: the witty, affectionate 40-year correspondence between a great story-writer and her New Yorker editor. . pleasure and delight.
Publication date: 09/05/2003
|Publication date:||9th May 2003|
|Author:||William Maxwell, Sylvia Townsend Warner|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography,|
Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893–1978) was a poet, short-story writer, and novelist, as well as an authority on early English music and a devoted member of the Communist Party. Her many books include Mr. Fortune’s Maggot and Lolly Willows, The Corner that Held Them, and Kingdoms of Elfin.More About William Maxwell, Sylvia Townsend Warner