Lost girls : love, war and literature 1939-1951 / D.J. Taylor.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: London : Constable, 2019.
ISBN: 9781472126863 (hbk.) :
Who were the Lost Girls? At least a dozen or so young women at large in Blitz-era London have a claim to this title. But 'Lost Girls' concentrates on just four: Lys Lubbock, Sonia Brownell, Barbara Skelton and Janetta Parlade. Chic, glamorous and bohemian, as likely to be found living in a rat-haunted maisonette as dining at the Ritz, they cut a swathe through English literary and artistic life in the 1940s. Three of them had affairs with Lucian Freud. One of them married George Orwell. Another became the mistress of the King of Egypt and was flogged by him on the steps of the Royal Palace. And all of them were associated with the decade's most celebrated literary magazine, Horizon, and its charismatic editor Cyril Connolly.
xii, 387 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
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