Derek Patmore

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Derek Coventry Patmore (1908, London – 1972) was a British writer. He was the great grandson of the poet Coventry Patmore.

Patmore was educated at Uppingham School. He worked as a war correspondent in the Balkans and the Middle East, writing for the News Chronicle and the Daily Mail.[1]

In 1940, having met Patmore in Bucharest, the Romanian writer Mihail Sebastian wrote in his diary that Camil Petrescu told him Patmore was a pederast.


  • Selected Poems of Coventry Patmore, London: Chatto and Windus, 1931.
  • Portrait of My Family, London: Cassell, 1935.
  • I Decorate My Home, London: Putnam, 1936.
  • Decoration for the Small Home, London: Putnam, 1938.
  • Invitation to Roumania, London: Macmillan, 1939.
  • French for Love, London, 1940.
  • Balkan Correspondent, New York: Harper, 1941.
  • Images of Greece, London: Country Life, 1944.
  • Colour Schemes and Modern Furnishing, London: The Studio, 1945.
  • Life and Times of Coventry Patmore, Oxford University Press, 1949.
  • Italian Pageant, London: Evans Bros, 1949.
  • A Traveller in Venice, London: Methuen, 1951.
  • A Decorator's Notebook, London: Falcon Press, 1952.
  • Dark Places of the Heart: A Novel, London: Falcon Press, 1953.
  • Private History: An Autobiography, 1960.
  • Canada, London: Studio Vista, 1967.
  • D. H. Lawrence and the Dominant Male, London: Covent Garden Press, 1970.
  • Homage to Marcel Proust, London: Covent Garden Press, 1971.

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  1. ^ L. G. Pine, ed., The Author's and Writer's Who's Who, 4th ed., 1960.
  • Mitchell, Owens, "Room to Improve", The New York Times, January 26, 2006

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