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That Time When The British Literary World Flat-Out Forgot One Of Its Stars
"Critics seemed embarrassed to praise her work even when they loved it, as if their enthusiasm were simply an idiosyncrasy. Reviewing "Excellent Women" (1952) in The Daily Telegraph, John Betjeman said many people would surely find it 'tame,' what with all the church bazaars and the boiled eggs and the cups of tea. He added, almost apologetically, 'For me it is a perfect book.'" The New York Times 06/21/13
Posted June 23, 2013 09:22 AM

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