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Storm Jameson (Margaret Storm Jameson) Biography

(1891–1986), (Margaret Storm Jameson), The Lovely Ship, The Voyage Home, A Richer Dust, Company Parade

British writer, born in Whitby, Yorkshire, the daughter of a sea captain, educated at Leeds University. Yorkshire forms the background of much of her work including her two trilogies, ‘The Triumph of Time’ (The Lovely Ship, 1927; The Voyage Home, 1930; A Richer Dust, 1931) and ‘Mirror of Darkness’ (Company Parade, 1934; Love in Winter, 1935; None Turn Back, 1936), which chronicle the fortunes of a Yorkshire shipbuilding family from the middle of the nineteenth century to the 1920s. In these and in her other works such as Women against Men (1933, stories) and The Early Life of Stephen Hind (1966) there is a slight dourness which underlies much of her work. She also published poems, biographies, and several volumes of literary criticism including Modern Drama in Europe (1920) and The Georgian Novel and Mr Robinson (1929). Her autobiographical works include Journey from the North (1969) which describes, amongst other events, her years as president of PEN during the Second World War.

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