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Time and Tide

Time and Tide, Foreign Affairs, Time and Tide and Business World

a weekly magazine of literature and current affairs begun in 1920 by Margaret Haig Thomas (18831958), Viscountess Rhondda, who appointed Helen Archdale as editor. Well received from the outset for its witty and politically independent tone, in its earlier years the magazine published prose fiction by Virgina Woolf, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Katherine Mansfield, poems by D. H. Lawrence, W. H. Davies, and Vita Sackville-West, and essays by G. B. Shaw, Bertrand Russell, Aldous Huxley, and G. K. Chesterton. In 1926 Thomas assumed the editorship, thereafter remaining in personal control of Time and Tide. The 1930s saw the peak of the journal's success. Having absorbed Foreign Affairs in 1931, its coverage of international events became increasingly authoritative. Work by leading American and European writers was regularly featured. After Thomas's death in 1958 the magazine gradually declined and, having become Time and Tide and Business World in 1966, ceased publication in 1979.

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