Frances Partridge Diaries, 1939-1972
Frances Partridge was born in Bedford Square, Bloomsbury in 1900. After studying Moral Sciences and English at Cambridge, she worked in Heywood Hill's Curzon Street bookshop and became part of the Bloomsbury Group, meeting Woolf, the Bells, Roger Fry and Keynes. She met and fell in love with Ralph Partridge and they married in 1933. During the war they were both committed pacifists and opened their house, Ham Spray, to numerous waifs and strays of war. After it was over they enjoyed the happiest time of their life together, entertaining friends such as E M Forster, Robert Kee and Duncan Grant. This life of great warmth and friendship ended abruptly when Ralph died in 1960. Three years later another tragedy struck when their only son, Burgo, died at the age of 28. Despite such enormous suffering, she maintained an astonishing appetite for life, whether for her friends, travelling, botany, or music.
- Paperback | 736 pages
- 129 x 198mm
- 31 Dec 2019
- Orion Publishing Co
- Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
- 12 B/W Photo\Illu(s),4 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
About Frances Partridge
Frances Partridge was born in Bedford Square in 1900. Family friends included Henry James, Conan Doyle and various members of the Strachey family. She has translated many books and with her husband Ralph edited the Greville Memoirs.