Elizabeth Jane Howard
|Elizabeth Jane Howard|
26 March 1923 |
London, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Jane Howard, CBE (born 26 March 1923, London) is an English novelist. She was previously an actress and a model.
In 1951 she won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for her first novel, The Beautiful Visit. Six further novels followed, before she embarked on her best known work, a four-novel family saga set in wartime England: The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, and Casting Off. The works were serialised by Cinema Verity for BBC Television as The Cazalets. Her novel, Getting It Right, was made into a 1989 movie by the same title, directed by Randal Kleiser and starring Jesse Birdsall, Helena Bonham Carter and Jane Horrocks.
She has also written a book of short stories, Mr. Wrong, and edited two anthologies.
Her father was David Liddon Howard. She married Peter Scott in 1942; they had a daughter, Nicola, and were divorced in 1951. At this time she was employed as part-time secretary to the pioneering canals conservation organization the Inland Waterways Association. A second marriage, to Jim Douglas-Henry in 1958, was brief. Her third marriage to novelist Kingsley Amis lasted from 1965 to 1983. Amis's son, Martin Amis, credits Howard with encouraging him to become a more serious reader and writer. She now lives in Bungay in Suffolk and was awarded a CBE in 2000. Her autobiography, Slipstream, was published in 2002.
- The Beautiful Visit. Jonathan Cape. 1950. ISBN 0-224-60977-7. Winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize
- We Are for the Dark: Six Ghost Stories. Jonathan Cape. 1951.(a collection containing three stories by Howard and three by Robert Aickman)
- The Long View. Jonathan Cape. 1956. ISBN 0-224-60318-3.
- The Sea Change. Jonathan Cape. 1959. ISBN 0-224-60319-1.
- After Julius. Jonathan Cape. 1965. ISBN 0-224-61037-6.
- Something in Disguise. Jonathan Cape. 1969. ISBN 0-224-61744-3.
- Odd Girl Out. Jonathan Cape. 1972. ISBN 0-224-00661-4.
- Mr. Wrong. Jonathan Cape. 1975.
- Getting It Right. Hamish Hamilton. 1982. ISBN 0-241-10805-5.
- The Light Years. Macmillan. 1990. ISBN 0-333-53875-7.
- Marking Time. Macmillan. 1991. ISBN 0-333-56596-7.
- Confusion. Macmillan. 1993. ISBN 0-333-57582-2.
- Casting Off. Macmillan. 1995. ISBN 0-333-60757-0.
- Falling. Macmillan. 1999. ISBN 0-333-73020-8.
- Slipstream. Macmillan. 2002. ISBN 0-333-90349-8.
- Three Miles Up and Other Strange Stories. ISBN 1-872621-75-9.contains the three stories included in We Are for the Dark, plus Mr Wrong.
- Love All. Macmillan. 2008. ISBN 1-4050-4161-7.
- "IMDB Movie Database".
- *The Sea Change. Jonathan Cape. 1959. p. 7. ISBN 0-224-60319-1.
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