Ysenda Maxtone Graham

Ysenda Maxtone Graham is the author of five books, most recently Terms & Conditions: Life in Girls’ Boarding Schools, 1939-79.

Wake up. Foul mood. Detest myself: ‘Lost Girls’

Ysenda Maxtone Graham, 19 December 2019

Rather​ D.J. Taylor than me, when it comes to untangling the unbelievably complicated and messy love lives of the so-called Horizon circle: the people who clustered adoringly around Cyril Connolly during his years as editor of the short-lived literary magazine (1939-50). Was Connolly still carrying on his affair with Diana Witherby when he started his affair with Lys (while still married to...

For some, there were real, actual holidays. Most of them to somewhere else in Britain. Some of them only for a day: a hot rush on a train, mothers and children flocking down to the beach, fathers to the...

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