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Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923–2014)

Autor(a) de The Light Years

47+ Works 5,727 Membros 190 Reviews 23 Favorited

About the Author

Elizabeth Jane Howard was born in London, England on March 26, 1923. She was educated by governesses at home. Her first novel, The Beautiful Visit, was published in 1950 and won the John Llewellyn Rhys prize. Her other works include the series the Cazalet Chronicles, Falling, and the autobiography mostrar mais Slipstream. The first two novels of the Cazalet Chronicles, The Light Years and Marking Time, became the BBC TV series The Cazalets in 2001. The other books in the series are Confusion, Casting Off, and All Change. She also edited several anthologies and wrote short stories, articles, television plays, film scripts and a book on food with Fay Maschler. She was made a CBE in 2000. She died on January 2, 2014 at the age of 90. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Elizabeth Jane Howard (March 26, 1923-January 2, 2014) was a British novelist. Not to be confused with mystery writer Elizabeth Howard.


Obras de Elizabeth Jane Howard

The Light Years (1990) 1,253 cópias
Marking Time (1991) 825 cópias
Confusion (1993) 722 cópias
Casting Off (1995) 644 cópias
All Change (2013) 383 cópias
The Long View (1956) 265 cópias
Slipstream (2002) 178 cópias
Falling (1999) 176 cópias
Odd Girl Out (1972) 175 cópias
After Julius (1965) 164 cópias
The Beautiful Visit (1950) 146 cópias
The Sea Change (1959) 140 cópias
Something in Disguise (1969) 135 cópias
Getting It Right (1982) 101 cópias
Mr Wrong (1975) 95 cópias
Love All (2008) 76 cópias
Green Shades (1991) 16 cópias
Cooking for Occasions (1987) 14 cópias
The Lover's Companion (1978) 11 cópias
Marriage (1997) 9 cópias
Lectures and Addresses (2002) 5 cópias
Falling Love All 3 cópias
Bettina: A Portrait (1957) 2 cópias
2018 1 exemplar(es)
Howard Elizabeth Jane 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Enchanted April (1922) — Introdução, algumas edições2,838 cópias
Elizabeth and her German Garden (1898) — Introdução, algumas edições1,103 cópias
A Game of Hide and Seek (1951) — Introdução, algumas edições576 cópias
The Wedding Group (1968) — Introdução, algumas edições260 cópias
Shudder Again: 22 Tales of Sex and Horror (1993) — Contribuinte — 232 cópias
The Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1964) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
The Norton Book Of Ghost Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
A Different Sound: Stories by Mid-Century Women Writers (2023) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
The Cazalets [2001 TV series] (2004) — Original book — 18 cópias
Paha vieras (1996) 15 cópias
A Feast of Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Ghostly, grim and gruesome: An anthology (1976) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Bungay, Suffolk, England, UK
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Bungay, Suffolk, England, UK
short-story writer
Scott, Peter (first husband)
Amis, Kingsley (third husband)
Amis, Martin (step-son)
Aickman, Robert (lover)
Inland Waterways Association
CBE (2000)
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature
John Llewellyn Rhys Prize (1951)
Pequena biografia
Elizabeth Jane Howard, known as Jane, worked briefly as an actor in provincial theater before marrying Sir Peter Scott in 1942, at age 19. They had a daughter, Nicola, and divorced in 1951. A second marriage, to Jim Douglas-Henry in 1958, was brief. Her third marriage to novelist Kingsley Amis lasted from 1965 to 1983. She published her first novel in 1950 and her autobiography, Slipstream, in 2002.
Aviso de desambiguação
Elizabeth Jane Howard (March 26, 1923-January 2, 2014) was a British novelist. Not to be confused with mystery writer Elizabeth Howard.



149. Something in Disguise by Elizabeth Jane Howard em Backlisted Book Club (Março 2022)
Elizabeth Jane Howard em Virago Modern Classics (Janeiro 2014)


In 1942, the Cazalet family mourns one of their own, an emotional event in no way lessened by foreshadowing in the previous book. And of course the war continues to shape their lives as well. The story unfolds over the next three years mostly through the eyes of Louise, Polly, and Clary, the eldest child of each family, as they become young adults and hope to find their purpose. Their parents have their own issues, from marital infidelities at home to uncertainty about those at the front. As England celebrates VE Day, Elizabeth Jane Howard continues spinning a long story arc. While some threads are neatly tied up in this novel, some remain unresolved and new plot developments have whet my appetite for the next book.… (mais)
lauralkeet | outras 23 resenhas | May 19, 2024 |
So this volume we have 'the brothers' ie the fathers of the girls, and the outsiders: the in-laws and friends. The Cazalets are generally good at friendship, are welcoming and inclusive, but ultimately probably couldn't function completely without their support. And a few sections on 'the wives'. I'm deliberately not saying much about individuals as I don't want to spoil anyone's first reading.

I'm still loving the tone.

A thing that sticks out is the smoking of pipes. That has totally fallen by the wayside here, that and cigars. I haven't smelt pipe or cigar smoke since my 20s. Smoking generally here has dropped to 15%, although there are a lot of vaper's, which isn't as healthier an alternative as promoted!… (mais)
Caroline_McElwee | outras 19 resenhas | May 12, 2024 |
This final volume of the Cazalets was written 18 years after the preceding volume, nearing the end of EJH's life. It is a what happened later rather than a summing up I would say. Written generally in smaller bites, a little repetitive in places. She sustains the tone, but although big things happen, I'm not 100% sure the volume was necessary.

Overall the series has been very satisfying. The breadth of perspectives (the initial outline coming from the the teenage girls looking up and down, and how they mature across the series), the social/domestic history, the things that were still in my memory from childhood (be it from the working class) that no longer exist now all interesting.

These were an upper middle-class/lower upper-class family heading towards a time when the expectations of their lives were heading towards dramatic change. Howard shows this progression while maintaining sympathy for her characters.
… (mais)
Caroline_McElwee | outras 19 resenhas | May 12, 2024 |
The second half of WWII and the daughters are in or almost in their 20s, the family stories continue to be seen primarily through their eyes, as their experience and observation skills begin to expand, while still being hampered sometimes by what they don't know, but also by their own need sometimes to hold their own secrets.
Caroline_McElwee | outras 23 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |



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