Elizabeth Mavor

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Elizabeth Mavor (17 December 1927 – 22 May 2013)[1] was a British writer.


Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1927, she was educated at St Leonard's School, St Andrews and St Anne's College, Oxford. She married the illustrator Haro Hodson, and had two sons and lived in Oxfordshire. She is best known as a novelist, and wrote The Green Equinox, a biography of the Duchess of Kingston that was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, The Ladies of Llangollen, and Fanny Kemble: American Journals.[2]


  • The Virgin Mistress [2]
  • Ladies of Llangollen: A Study in Romantic Friendship [2]
  • The Grand Tour of William Beckford [2]
  • The Grand Tours of Katherine Wilmot: France 1801-3 and Russia 1805-7 (Compiler and Editor).[2]
  • A Year with the Ladies of Llangollen [2]
  • Summer in the Greenhouse [2]
  • The Temple of Flora [2]
  • The Redoubt [2]
  • The Green Equinox [2]
  • The White Solitaire [2]


  1. ^ 10 Jun 2013. "Elizabeth Mavor". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Detail taken from a copy Grand Tours of Katherine Wilmot published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson London in 1992 with an ISBN of 0 297 81223 - 78