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I was just at coffee with [personal profile] yatima talking about Noel Streatfeild . I assumed Noel was a man and did some handwaving magic in my head like "and Noel was just kinda like Arthur Ransome: cool and maybe a little suspiciously pervy in his interests in the inner lives of young girls". Yatima insisted Noel must be a woman because the details of ballet were totally correct. Yay, wireless, because we looked it up and not only is her name Mary Noel, she also wrote a whole book about E. Nesbit.

This may not be news to many of you, but it was to me!

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Date: 2009-06-05 10:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hobbitbabe
That is completely cool. I wonder how she dealt with E. Nesbit's unconventional family life.

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Date: 2009-06-05 11:00 pm (UTC)
hobbitbabe: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hobbitbabe
Ohh, I like the way you think. RPF?

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Date: 2009-06-06 06:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rachelmanija
I too instantly went to the "Hey! Maybe there could be Yuletide RPF!" place.

(It's not squicky if it's more than fifty years ago!)

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Date: 2009-06-06 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] puritybrown
I loved Noel Streatfeild so damned much! Still do, to be honest; her books are my comfort reads for when I'm so tired and sad that I don't have the energy for anything I haven't read a hundred times before. Probably my favourite of them all was Apple Bough, but they were all good, even the Gemma books, which were late Streatfeild and a lot thinner than the rest.

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Date: 2009-06-06 10:36 pm (UTC)
bibliofile: Fan & papers in a stack (from my own photo) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bibliofile
I had no idea, either. Yay.

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Date: 2010-02-22 10:56 am (UTC)
thedivinegoat: Cinderella in her rags (Cinders)
From: [personal profile] thedivinegoat
I hope you don't mind the incredibly late reply, but I've only just found this comm.

In hey biography it implies that she had at least one lesbian affair with a dancer/actress (?) she was on tour with.

If you can ever get hold of A Vicarage Family it's a fictionalised account of her childhood - one that apparently greatly angered her fathers parishioners as they felt she was slandering him to make herself look good, (and that she was ungrateful)


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