Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Elizabeth Jenkins

She is the last surviving founder member of the Jane Austen Society, and probably the last surviving link with the Bloomsbury Group. 

Ever heard of her?
Melissa is reading  The Tortoise and the Hare. It is her only novel in print.
So , I went  online to see if it was IN the library. No.
So, that  sent me to see who Elizabeth Jenkins was. 
That line above is from here.

Novelist Elizabeth Jenkins has written a memoir at the age of 100. Here Ruth Gorb chats to her about her loves and life in Hampstead

Her memoir really looks good. I love reading how they learned, lived ( like the post below), and  their personal thought.
I love books of letters too.

“Do I still read? Good gracious, what else would I do?’’ she says.

  Her biography, Elizabeth the Great, was hailed as a classic, as was the biography of Lady Caroline Lamb, although she says she could never now write with sympathy about such a character.

Elizabeth died in 2010.
Thanks Melissa!


melissa said...

Hey sweets...I'll gladly lend you my copy, since I just finished it last night. Honestly, it's one of the best novels I've ever read. No kidding. Just holler if you want me to send it along.

debbie bailey said...

That sounds like a good book. I've always been fascinated with the Bloomsbury group. I have a book about them somewhere in my many stacks. I'll have to dig it out and read it.