Jill Neville

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Jill Adelaide Neville (29 May 1932 – 11 June 1997) was an Australian novelist, playwright and poet.[1]

Neville was born in Sydney, Australia, her younger brother was Richard Neville. She left Australia for London in 1951.[2]

As a novelist, her works include The Day We Cut the Lavender (1995) ISBN 0140248234, Last Ferry to Manly (1984) ISBN 0140070680 and Swimming the Channel (1993) ISBN 0312113374.

She was married three times: to Peter Duval-Smith in 1960, David Leitch in 1970 and Lewis Wolpert in 1993.[3]

She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1995.[1]


  1. ^ a b Obituary in The Independent
  2. ^ When London Calls: The Expatriation of Australian Creative Artists to Britain by Stephen Alomes (2000) ISBN 0521629780
  3. ^ Trisha Andres (July 19, 2013). "At home: biologist Lewis Wolpert on why happiness peaks at 74: The developmental biologist and author on death, depression and why happiness peaks at 74". FT.com. Retrieved March 18, 2016.