Olivia Manning


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Manning, Olivia,

1911–80, English novelist, b. Portsmouth, Hampshire. During World War II she served as a journalist in the Middle East. She is best known for her "Balkan trilogy": The Great Fortune (1960), The Spoilt City (1962), and Friends and Heroes (1966). These novels concern a British diplomat and his wife in Eastern Europe during World War II, and they brilliantly juxtapose historical and personal events.
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The pub was recently taken on by James Robson and Olivia Manning and re-opened on January 11.
With good fortune, it may take less time to honour the memory of the city's other fine writer, Olivia Manning, author of The Balkan Trilogy, a gripping story of love and war.
Tracing the writer's life from its emotionally barren beginnings in provincial Portsmouth to grudging acceptance among a postwar generation of radicals and Angry Young Men, David presents Olivia Manning as an enormously determined yet vulnerable figure who was "tough and fragile at the same time, fighting her way to literary success" (12).
Behind the Eureka moment is Norris Green brainbox Olivia Manning.
British novelist Olivia Manning was born on this date in 1908, and died in 1980.
The volume offers a nice balance between considerations of work by canonical or "still-in-print" authors, such as William Golding, Muriel Spark, Kingsley Amis, Graham Greene, Henry Green, and Elizabeth Bowen, and more marginalized figures (such as Olivia Manning, Storm Jameson, and Howard Spring).
Colonial Strangers seeks, in the first instance, to inscribe Godden, along with Olivia Manning, Muriel Spark, Ethel Mannin, Elspeth Huxley, Phyllis Bottome, and Phyllis Shand Allfrey, into the literary history of empire.
They spent the next couple of years coast-hopping around the Medi terranean, staying wherever they could get refuge, and eventually meeting up with a coterie of fellow exiles that included the novelist and poet Lawrence Durrell, fellow writer Patrick Leigh Fermor and Olivia Manning.
Support from Archie and Olivia Manning was essential during a recruitment that transcended normal bounds of Southern football zeal.
Adding a unique flair is the addition of Olivia Manning, mother of Peyton, who joins Smith as spokespeople for Sprint's NFL Mobile, the exclusive and free mobile service that provides real-time scores and statistics for every game; audio and video highlights; and customizable text-message alerts to ensure delivery of the kind of information fans want, when they want it.