Index to the Works of Angela Thirkell–currently being edited

By Hazel Bell

Note: Characters in the Barsetshire novels are listed in A Guide to Barsetshire People (Angela Thirkell Society, 1993), and only particularly significant references to characters are given here. SEE references to characters listed as members of particular groups (e.g. clergy, teachers) indicate a reference to that booklet.

Works of art and literature are listed under the names of their authors, except for those by Angela Thirkell (AT) herself.

The index is not comprehensive. Only the opening page number is given for some scenes or topics that may run on for several pages. Only some typical references are given to topics that occur frequently.

“A Nice Day in Town” is a short story by AT published in London Calling, edited by Storm Jameson, published by Harper & Bros., 1942 (pages 239-56).

Baby, Mother and Grandmother, published by Lance Thirkell, consists of extracts from AT’s letters to her mother about Lance Thirkell’s babyhood, 1921-25. References to these letters, and to Angela Thirkell’s letters to her typist, Margaret Bird (1950-60), give the month and year of the letters (as 2.22 = February 1922).

BBC in the index refers to the interview broadcast by BBC Radio, 24 August 1954, between Angela Thirkell and Colin MacInnes.

The Grateful Sparrow is not included in this index.

Book Name Abbreviation Year Publisher
Ankle Deep AD 1996 Moyer Bell
August Folly AF 1949 Penguin
Baby, Mother and Grandmother BMG 1982 Privately printed
Before Lunch BL 1951 Penguin
Brandons, The B 1939 Penguin
Cheerfulness Breaks In CBI 1940 Hamish Hamilton
Close Quarters CQ 1958 Hamish Hamilton
Coronation Summer CS 1953 Hamish Hamilton
County Chronicle CC 1952 Companion Book Club
Demon in the House, The DH 1934 Hamish Hamilton
Double Affair DA 1957 Hamish Hamilton
Duke’s Daughter, The DD 1951 Hamish Hamilton
Enter Sir Robert ESR 1955 Hamish Hamilton
Fortunes of Harriette, The FH 1936 Hamish Hamilton
Grateful Sparrow, The   1935 Hamish Hamilton
Growing Up GU 1943 Hamish Hamilton
Happy Returns HR2 1952 Hamish Hamilton
Headmistress, The H 1944 Hamish Hamilton
High Rising  HR 1941 Penguin
Jutland Cottage JC 1953 Hamish Hamilton
Letters to Margaret Bird, 1950-60 LMB   Angela Thirkell Society
Love Among the Ruins LAR 1948 Hamish Hamilton
Love at All Ages LAA 1959 Hamish Hamilton
Marling Hall MH 1942 Hamish Hamilton
Miss Bunting MB 1945 Hamish Hamilton
Mrs. Morland & Son MMS   Angela Thirkell Society
Never Too Late NTL 1956 Hamish Hamilton
Nice Day in Town NDT 1942 Harper & Bros. 
Northbridge Rectory NR 1941 Hamish Hamilton
O, These Men, These Men! OTM 1996 Moyer Bell
Old Bank House OBH 1972 Tom Stacey
Peace Breaks Out PBO 1946 Hamish Hamilton
Pomfret Towers PT 1938 Hamish Hamilton
Private Enterprise PE 1947 Hamish Hamilton
Summer Half SH 1949 Hamish Hamilton
Three Houses TH 1931 Oxford Univ. Press
Three Score and Ten TST 1961 Hamish Hamilton
Trooper to the Southern Cross TSC 1985 Virago
What Did it Mean? WDM 1959 Hamish Hamilton
Wild Strawberries WS 1937 Penguin

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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A

abbeys
.childhood, nostalgia
autographs, signing OTM 190
autumn ESR 227
Ayr BBC

B

Bab Ballads see Gilbert, W. S.
babies: BMG 1.1921-8.22; CC 122, 127-8; DD 21, 32, 35, 43, 44, 315; DH 108-9, 112, 122-4; LAA 57, 116-18; LAR
…and Harriette Wilson FH 45, 114, 182-3, 197, 212, 230-1, 276
Byzantine Empire HM 152

C

C. A. B. (Citizens’ Advice Bureaux) GU 200
cabbage BL 121
cabs, Victorian CS 127, 146

Customs HM 129
…Australian TSCr 176-7
Czecho-Slovakia CBI 85, 165

D

Daily Dustbin CBI 285, 290
D
dustmen, Victorian CS 30-4
Dutch, the HM 56
duty: JC 30, 53; MH 116-17; NTL 261; PBO 36; WDM 244
Duval, Eugéne (Jean le Capet): Bs 80-1, 85, 105; MH 121, 281

E

eagle metaphor MH 28
Ealing AD 118
ears AF 28
E
exercise books (LMB 8.51, 10.54, 10.57, 11.58)
exhibition PE -173
extroverts ESR 137
eye lockets HM 172-3, 180-1

F

face a main CC 145-6
face massage AD 110
factory (TScT 264, 267)
f
fuses, electric MMS 18, 19

G

Gaba Tepe landing TSCr 5, 37, 49, 79
gadgets: ESR 17; NTL 162
..
gypsies: GU 22, 90-2; HyRts 133; LAA 45, 106-7, 193-4; OBH 357, 358-9
…Victorian CS 81, 85-7
SEE Jasper

H

Habakkuk NTL 197
hackney carriage CS 127
Haggai: MB 91-2, 124, 268-9; OBH 15
-7
hymns: BL 68-9; CQ 147; DH 205; ESR 32, 50, 102; HM 15; HighR 99-100; JC 38-9; MB 123; NTL 242; OBH 242; PBO 76, 77-9; PE 157-8
…books BL 73
…chapel PBO 21
…`Jerusalem the Golden’: BL 71, 73; PBO 76, 77-8
hysterics WDM 162

I

`I don’t mind if I do’: HyRts 73; TSCr 13
Ianthe PE 307
Ibsen, Henrik
.27-8; CC 127; DD 129; TSCr 112-13
Italy: AD 83; CBI 69; HM 84; NR 24; PT 12, 20
…art ESR 22
…Calabria CBI 312
…liberation DD 129
see also Anzio; Florence; Rome
…SEE Felicia Grant

J

Janissaries OBH 120
Japanese
…in Australia TSCr 3, 41-2
…in World War II MB 24-5, 93
) (LMB 3.52, 2.53)
Jutland Cottage, Southbridge JC
juvenile delinquents CQ 111
…louts LAA 45-6; PE 26

K

Kamerad! CQ 15, 207; LAA 241
Keats, John: DD 9; HyRts 182; LAR 244; NTL 59; MB 210, 212; PE 126
…`Drear Nighted December’ TH 103
…1
Knox, John: AD 129; DH 118; JC 261
Kornog bread BL 74, 104-5
Krogsbrod, Hvord ESR 200

L

labels, economy WDM 175-6
Labour Exchange MB 30
Labour Government HyRts 79, 80-1, 82, 85, 134-5, 249, 251; OBH 15, 135; PBO 253-5, 272-3; PE 29, 255
L84
Lyra heroica PE 184

M

macaroni DH 208-9
Macaulay, Thomas Babington CS 155
…`Horatius’: AF 12, 90, 114; CC 146; HyRts 11, 204; JC 80; OBH 358; PE 264, 265; (TScT 315); WS 36
Macaulay, Zachary FH 221

My Fair Lady (TScT 196-7)
Mystery Play WDM 208-9, 245-7
mythology HighR 166

N

Nabob, Harefield HyRts 153-4
…Assembly Room HyRts 162-
Naboth’s vineyard: CQ 183
nails, finger: HM 30; NDT 243; NTL 198, 204
name-plate machines WDM 20
n
…station PBO 7; PT 1
nutrition LAR 109
nylon /s: DD 49; pJC 239; LAR 121; NTL 13, 38, 133

O

oak tree OBH 1, 355, 357
oar Bs 25
Obelisk: CS 51; LAA 103-4, 285; PE 300

Oxford University Press BBC
Oxonian, The: CS 45; FH 207
oysters OTM 30, 38

P

Packer’s Universal Derby: Bs 205-13; CC 288; LAA 13; LAR 164, 175, 182, 184, 194; (TScT 181-2, 188-); WDM 17, 245
…mending LAR 169-70
.. 311-12
puppies: HighR 131; PE 295
…poem about CS 73-4
Puritans LAA 175

Q

quail HighR 176-7
Quakers : CS 153-4; NTL 7
Quangle-Wangle (Lear): DD 315; LAR 48; MB 58; NTL 20; PE 119
Quarterly Magazine CS 138-9, 148
Queen’s Buildings FH 184-5
quicksilver LAA 160
quotation/s: HyRts 94; LAA 243; TScT 47
…Books of: CC 103; CQ 69, 105; LAA 76; TScT 89
…seeking: CC 103; CQ 105; ESR 224; LAA 76, 202; NR 130
…using DD 18

R

rabbits: HyRts 40, 55; JC 159
…in Australia TSCr 154
…as food: PBO 29; TSCr 154
.
Russians (LMB 12.56)
Rutland Gate, London HighR

S

saccharine HM 9-10, 12
sadism TSCr 151-2
safes NTL 97
.
Sydney Bulletin TSCr 131, 177
symbolism LAA 291
Syrup of figs ESR 223

T

tablecloths: MB 143-4; NTL 174
…damask ESR 131-3
…monogrammed DD 52
…rollers for ESR 132-3
tables, folding PE 288
 261, 292; ESR 258; TScT 94
…professional (LMB 11.50, 1.51, 6.51, 8.51, 9.56, 7.59)
…system (LMB 8.51)
typing chair (LMB 10.57)

U

U and non-U (LMB 10.56)
umbrellas (LMB 12.58); TScT 60
…recovering NDT 245, 249, 256
see also parasols
Uncle Remus (Harris) NR 113
Uncle Tom’s Cabin (H. B. Stowe) TScT 7
uncles in history HighR 46, 50
undergraduates see students
Underground DH 72
…air shelters NR 294-5
D 62-4, 66, 71
upper class PE 26
see also aristocracy
Ursula St. AD 20
utility clothes: CC 145; GU 174; HM 200, 260; MH 260

V

vaccination
…babies’: BMG 4.21, 5.21; DH 113, 133, 155, 170; MH 48
Vache-en-Étable ESR 120, 203; NTL 240
Vrganizations, voluntary
votes/voting HyRts 58
…postal HyRts 59
…proxy: ESR 58; PBO 173-4
…women’s HyRts 84

W

W.A.A.C. (Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps) Bs 52
W.A.A.F. (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force): GU 185; PBO 8, 145, 147, 210
Wagner, Richard OTM 206
… Lohengrin Bs 207
.san Barton; Lisa Bedale; Miss Hampton; George Knox; Laura Morland; Hermione Rivers
writer’s cramp (LMB 9.55)
W. R. N. S. (Women’s Royal Naval Service) HM 78-9
W. V. S. (Women’s Voluntary Service): GU 200; HM 230, 250; LAA 147, 148, 189; MB 60-4, 157; NR 53
Wyndham, Madeline TH 127

X

Xantippe NTL 64

Y

yacht DD 303-4
Yeats, W. B.: PT 55; TH 40; WS 167
Yellow Shop (LMB 8.51, 2.52)
Yonge, Charlotte
The Daisy Chain CBI 324
The Heir of Redclyffe: CQ 210, 256; GU 59; HyRts 221-2; LAA 70; NR 36
Yorkshire manufacturer BL 81-2
Young Conservatives LAR 172
Young Woodley (film) LAR 41
youth DA 12
…teenagers LAA 164, 267
…younger generation: CBI 301; ESR 8, 179-80; OBH 110-11, 168
Youth Hostels PBO 69

Z

Zeus HighR 166
zoetrope ESR 211
Zola, Emile NR 277
zoning, food supplies GU 165, 246
Zoological Gardens CS 51-60

Index compiled by Hazel Bell
Published by the Angela Thirkell Society
© 09/2002, rev. 2021