ANGELA THIRKELL SECONDARY SOURCES

The secondary sources were provided by Dr. Penelope Fritzer, Florida Atlantic University.
(includes material on general aspects of relevant social history)

  • Adam, Ruth. A Woman’s Place: 1910-1975. London: Persephone Books, 2002.
  • Amos, William. The Originals: Who’s Really Who in Fiction. London: Cape, 1985. (Also published as The Originals: A—Z of Fiction’s Real-life Characters. Boston: Little Brown, 1985.)
  • Armstrong, Nancy. Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.
  • Balakian, Nina. “Talk With Angela Thirkell.” Journal of the Angela Thirkell Society. 1990. 10: 15—16.
  • Barry, Iris. Review of Private Enterprise, by Angela Thirkell. New York Herald Tribune Weekly Book Review, 18 Jan. 1948: 3.
  • Basso, Hamilton. Review of Miss Bunting, by Angela Thirkell. The New Yorker. 2 Mar. 1946: 22: 84
  • Becker. M. L. Review of Northbridge Rectory, by Angela Thirkell. Book, 4 Jan. 1942: 3.
  • Bell, Hazel. “In Other’s Words, on the Use of Quotes in Angela Thirkell.” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Volume 34, Number 4, July 2003.
  • Bell, Hazel K. “Self-portrait of the Writer as an Ideal Mother: Laura Morland as Angela Thirkell.” Journal of the Angela Thirkell Society. No. 13, 1993:23—26.
  • Bell, Hazel K. “A Tale Told by an Index: Collating the Writings of Angela Thirkell.” http://www.aidanbell.com/pdfs/taletold.pdf
  • Bell, Hazel K. “Coronation Summer and After: Angela Thirkell’s ‘Extra Books.’” http://www.aidanbell.com/pdfs/csummer.pdf
  • Bell, Hazel K. “I Name this Child . . .” http://www.aidanbell.com/pdfs/namech.pdf
  • Bell, Hazel K. “Self-portrait of the Writer as an Ideal Mother: Laura Morland as Angela Thirkell.” http://www.aidanbell.com/pdfs/selfport.pdf
  • Bell, Hazel K. “Book Reviews and Thirkell Criticism.” http://www.aidanbell.com/pdfs/crit.pdf
  • Bell, Hazel K.” Two English Lady Novelists: The ATS and the BPS.” http://www.aidanbell.com/pdfs/atsbps.pdf
  • Blake, Robert. The Conservative Party from Peel to Churchill. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970.
  • Bowen, Sara. “Long to Reign Over Us: Elizabeth II, Royalty and Thirkell’s World.” Angela Thirkell Society of North America, 2012.
  • Britten, F. H. Review of Wild Strawberries, by Angela Thirkell. Books. 26 Aug. 1934: 2.
  • Brittain, Vera. England’s Hour. Pleasantville, NY: The Akadine Press, 2002 [orig. 1941].
  • Brooks, Anne. Review of County Chronicle, by Angela Thirkell. New York Herald Tribune Book Review. 22 Oct. I950: 8.
  • Brooks, Anne. Review of Happy Return, by Angela Thirkell. New York Herald Tribune Book Review. 21 Sept. 1952: 8.
  • Bullock, F. H. Review of The Headmistress, by Angela Thirkell. Book Week. 21 Jan. 1945: 3.
  • Burrell, Barbara. Angela Thirkell’s World: A Guide to the People and Places of Barsetshire. Wakefield, RI: Moyer-Bell, 2001.
  • Calder, Angus. The Myth of the Blitz. London: Pimlico, 1991.
  • Carruthers, Olive. Review of Enter Sir Robert, by Angela Thirkell. Chicago Sunday Tribune. 16 Oct. 1955: 3.
  • Chapman, H. W. Review of Private Enterprise, by Angela Thirkell. The Spectator. 5 Dec. 1947. 179:722.
  • Cheerfulness Breaks In. review of, by Angela Thirkell. Catholic World. May 1941. 153: 252.
  • Cheerfulness Breaks In. review of, by Angela Thirkell. The Times (London) Literary Supplement. 5 Oct. 1940: 505.
  • Clare, Hilary. “Angela Thirkell and Anthony Trollope.” Journal of the Angela Thirkell Society. No. 14, 1994: 14—18.
  • Collins, Laura Roberts. English Country Life in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.
  • Commire, Anne. Ed. “Thirkell, Angela (1890-1961).” Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Vol. 15. Waterford CT: Yorkin Publications, 2002. 383-384.
  • Cox, Geoffrey. “Barsetshire, a Sense of Place.” Journal of the Angela Thirkell Society. No. 24, 2004.
  • Crosland, Margaret. Beyond the Lighthouse: English Women Novelist in the Twentieth Century. New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, 1981.
  • Dangerfield, George. Review of Love Among the Ruins, by Angela Thirkell. Saturday Review of Literature. 15 Jan. 1949. 32: 18.
  • The Duke’s Daughter, review of, by Angela Thirkell. The Times (London) Literary Supplement. 28 Sept. 1951: 617.
  • Ellis, Andrew. “Hermione Rivers and Ann Bridge.” Journal of the Angela Thirkell Society. 1994. 14: 30—31.
  • Fadiman, Clifton. Review of The Brandons, by Angela Thirkell. The New Yorker. 1 July 1939. 15: 66.
  • Fausset, H. I’A. Review of Peace Breaks Out, by Angela Thirkell. Manchester Guardian. 14 Feb. 1947: 3.
  • Feld, Rose. Review of The Brandons, by Angela Thirkell. Books. 4 June 1939: 4.
  • Feld, Rose. Review of Before Lunch, by Angela Thirkell. Books. 2 June 1940: 3.
  • Field, L. M. Review of The Brandons, by Angela Thirkell. New York Times. 25 June 1939: 6.
  • Field. L. M. Review of Northbridge Rectory, by Angela Thirkell. New York Times. 11 Jan. 1942: 6.
  • Forbes-Boyd, Eric. Review of Before Lunch, by Angela Thirkell. Christian Science Monitor. 3 Feb. 1940: 11.
  • Fritzer, Penelope. Aesthetics and Nostalgia in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell. San Diego: Angela Thirkell Society North America. 2010.
  • Fritzer, Penelope. Character and Concept in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell. San Diego: Angela Thirkell Society North America, 2005.
  • Fritzer, Penelope. Ethnicity and Gender in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999.
  • Gill, Richard. Happy Rural Seat: The English Country House and the Literary Imagination. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1972.
  • Greene, Graham. Review of Wild Strawberries, by Angela Thirkell. Spectator. 29 June 1934. 152: 1011.
  • Growing Up, review of, by Angela Thirkell. Kirkus Review. 1 Feb. 1944: 12: 46.
  • Hay, Sandra H. Review of The Headmistress. Saturday Review Literature. 17 Feb. 1945: 28.
  • The Headmistress, review of, by Angela Thirkell. The Times (London) Literary Supplement. 23 Dec 1944: 617.
  • The Headmistress, review of, by Angela Thirkell. Christian Science Monitor. 5 Feb. 1945: 14.
  • Humble, Nicola. The Feminine Middlebrow Novel 1920s to 1950s: Class, Domesticity, Bohemianism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Inchfawn, Fay. Salute to the Village. London: Lutterworth Press, 1944.
  • Jacobucci, Amalia Angeloni. “Angela Thirkell Book Summaries.” http://www.angelathirkellsociety.org/atbrief.htm. 11/12/2004.
  • Jenkin, Elizabeth. Review of The Duke’s Daughter, by Angela Thirkell. Manchester Guardian. 28 Sept. 1951: 4.
  • Jeude, Edith. Angela Thirkell and Charles Dickens: An Overview of Angela Thirkell‘s Use of Quotations from and References to Charles Dickens in Her Barsetshire Novels. Angela Thirkell Society, North American Branch. St. Louis, Missouri (undated, 1995?).
  • Jones, Mark. Review: The Many Faces and Voices of Angela Thirkell: A Literary Examination of the Brotherton Collection by Mary Faraci.PRS Review 13, no. 3 (August 2015).
  • Jutland Cottage, review of, by Angela Thirkell. The Times (London) Literary Supplement. 11 Sept. 1953: 577.
  • Knewstub, Robina. “Happy Marriages.” Journal of the Angela Thirkell Society. No. 16. 1996: 7—8.
  • Kynaston, David. Austerity Britain, 1945-1951. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2008.
  • Langstaff, Eleanor. Angela Margaret Thirkell,” in An Encyclopedia of British Women Writers. ed by Paul Schlueter and Jane Schlueter. Hamden, CT: Garland Publishing, 1988: 445-46.
  • Lee, Hermione. “Good Show: Why Do So Many Readers Seek Refuge in Angela Thirkell’s Little England?” The New Yorker. 7 Oct. 1996: 90—95.
  • Lerman, Leo. Review of Marling Hall, by Angela Thirkell. Saturday Review of Literature. 31 Oct. 1942. 25: 16.
  • Levin, Jill. The Land of Lost Content”: Sex, Art, and Class in the Novels of Angela Thirkell, 1933-1960. Thesis. Washington University, 1986.
  • Lindley, Frances. Review of What Did it Mean? by Angela Thirkell. New York Herald Tribune. 31 Oct. 1934: 14.
  • Love Among the Ruins, review of, by Angela Thirkell. The Times (London) Literary Supplement. 2 Oct. 1948: 553.
  • Macdonald, Kate. “Angela Thirkell and John Buchan.” The John Buchan Society 2004. http://www.johnbuchansociety.co.uk/thirkell.htm. 12/23/04.
  • Mallet, Isabelle. Review of The Headmistress, by Angela Thirkell. The New York Times. 14 Jan. 1945: 5.
  • Marling Hall, review of, by Angela Thirkell. The Times (London) Literary Supplement. 12 Sept. 1942: 449.
  • Mather, Rachel R. The Heirs of Jane Austen: Twentieth Century Writers and the Comedy of Manners. New York: Peter Lang, 1996.
  • Mackay, Robert. The Test of War: Inside Britain 1939-1945. New York: Routledge, 1999.
  • McFarlan, D. M. Delicious Prose: A Study of the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell (self-published) 1986, rpt. 1997.
  • McGee, Tim. Barely Clare: The Little-Known Life of Clare Mackail. Angela Thirkell Society of North America, 2020.
  • McGee, Tim. Review of Angela Thirkell: A Writer’s Life by Anne Hall, PRS Review 29, no. 2 (Summer 2021).
  • McGinley, Phyllis. Review of The Old Bank House by Angela Thirkell. New York Times. 7 Aug. 1949.
  • Miss Bunting, review of, by Angela Thirkell. The Times (London) Literary Supplement. 22 Dec. 1945: 605.
  • Moreton, Jennifer. “The Practised Ease of the Universal Woman.” Journal of the Angela Thirkell Society. 1992. 12: 22-24.
  • Morley. Blythe. Review of The Old Bank House, by Angela Thirkell. New York Herald Tribune Weekly Book Review. 7 Aug. 1949: 5. N
  • Nesbitt, Jennifer Poulos. Narrative Settlements: Geographies of British Women’s Fiction Between the Wars. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.
  • Northbridge Rectory, review of, by Angela Thirkell. The New Yorker. 10 Jan. 1942. 17: 59.
  • “A Novelist of the English Scene.” Obituary in The Times (London) 30 January 1961: 12. Rpt. in Journal of the Angela Thirkell Society. 1981. 1: 6-7.
  • “The Novels of Angela Thirkell,” Book and Magazine Collector. No. 32, pp. 24-31. November 1986.
  • The Old Bank House, review of, by Angela Thirkell. Kirkus Review. 1 July 1948. 17: 331.
  • The Old Bank House, review of, by Angela Thirkell. The New Yorker. 20 Aug. 1949. 26: 66.
  • Pate, Johnny. Dictionary of Angela Thirkell’s Barsetshire Novels. Kearney, NE: Angela Thirkell Society, 2000 (rev and exp 2001).
  • Peel, Doris. Review of The Old Bank House, by Angela Thirkell. Christian Science Monitor. 25 Aug. 1949: 11.
  • Perkins, V. C. Review of Before Lunch, by Angela Thirkell. Commonweal. 14 June 1940. 32: 172.
  • Playfair, Joyce. A House in the Country. London: Persephone Books, 2003 [orig. 1944].
  • Prescott, OrviIIe. Review of The Headmistress, by Angela Thirkell. New York Times. 22 Jan. 1945. 15: 2.
  • Private Enterprise, review of, by Angela Thirkell. The Times (London) Literary Supplement. 22 Nov. 1947: 601.
  • Purves, Libby. “Introduction” to The Brandons. London: Hogarth Press, 1988. Rpt. in Journal of the Angela Thirkell Society. No. 16, 1996: 34-36.
  • Redman, B. R. Review of Private Enterprise, by Angela Thirkell. Saturday Review of Literature. 7 Feb. 1948. 31: 10.
  • Redman, Elizabeth. Growing Older.” Bulletin of the Angela Thirkell Society North American Branch. Summer 1997. 37: 8- 10.
  • Riggs, Dorothy. “Christmas in Barsetshire.” Bulletin of the Angela Thirkell Society. December 1992. 21: 5-12.
  • Rundle, Rita. Barsetshire in the Twenty-first Century. London: Angela Thirkell Society, 2012.
  • SeIf, Jane E. “Foreigners in Barsetshire.” Journal of the Angela Thirkell Society. 1996. 16: 22—27.
  • Sherman, Beatrice. Review of Private Enterprise, by Angela Thirkell. New York Times. 25 Jan. 1948: 10.
  • Snowden, Cynthia. Going to Barsetshire. Kearney, Nebraska: Morris Publishing, 2000.
  • Southron, J. S. Review of Cheerfulness Breaks In, by Angela Thirkell. New York Times. 2 March 1941: 7.
  • Stone, Carol C. “Angela Thirkell and the ‘University Woman.’ ” Journal of the Angela ThirkeIl Society. 1997. 17: 9—13.
  • Strickland, Margot. Angela Thirkell, Portrait of a Lady Novelist. Kearney, Nebraska: Angela Thirkell Society of North America and Morris Publishing, 1996 (orig. 1977).
  • Strong, L. A. G. Review of Happy Return, by Angela Thirkell. Spectator 22 Aug. 1952. 189: 250.
  • Summer Half, review of, by Angela Thirkell. Catholic World. Sept. 1938. 147:762.
  • Taylor, June E. “Her Obedient Bapapa.” PRS Review 2, no. 2 (Summer 1994). On Burne-Jones and his granddaughter, Angela Thirkell.
  • Taylor, N. E. Review of Never Too Late, by Angela Thirkell. Christian Science Monitor. 20 Sept. 1956: 11.
  • Temple, Hilary, rev. Angela Thirkell and Charles Dickens. Angela Thirkell Society of North America, 2019. Revision of Edith Jeude. Angela Thirkell and Charles Dickens, Angela Thirkell Society of North America, rev. 2012.
  • Thirkell, Angela. “The Advance of Science” quoted in The Journal of the Angela Thirkell Society. No. 11: 8.
  • Thirkell, Lance. Baby, Mother, and Grandmother. Privately published, 1982. Listed at http://www.angelathirkellsociety.org/atbooks.htm. 12/20/ 2004.
  • Thirkell, Lance. Melbourne and London: A Childhood Memoir. London: Angela Thirkell Society, 2000.T
  • Toynbee, Philip. Review of Marling Hall, by Angela Thirkell. New Statesman & Nation. 31 0ct. 1942. 24: 293.
  • Walbridge, E. F. Review of Close Quarters, by Angela Thirkell. Library Journal. 1 Sept. 1958. 83:2323.
  • WaIbridge, E. F. Review of Enter Sir Robert, by Angela Thirkell. Library Journal. 15 Oct. 1955. 80: 2238.
  • WaIbridge, E. F. Review of Jutland Cottage, by Angela Thirkell. Library Journal. 15 Sept. 1953. 78: 1532.
  • Walcott, John. Review of The Brandons, by Angela Thirkell. Atlantic. August 1939: 2.
  • Wright, Cuthbert. Review of Marling Hall, by Angela Thirkell. Commonweal. 23 Oct. 1942. 37: 19.