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Frankau, Pamela, 1908-1967



  • Existence: 1908-01-08 - 1967-06-08

Biographical Note

The daughter of Gilbert Frankau, the English popular novelist, and Dorothea Drummond Black, Pamela Frankau was educated in Sussex; of Jewish descent, both Pamela and her father converted to Roman Catholicism in 1942. She wrote more than thirty novels, several dozen articles, and short stories. Her most popular novel and often regarded as her best work is The willow cabin (1949). Frankau usually wrote three thousand words a day, primarily in long hand.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Boston College collection of Pamela Frankau


The collection documents the work of twentieth-century British novelist Pamela Frankau through her correspondence, manuscripts for eight of her novels, her autobiography, and a short story. Also included is a short biographical note about Frankau by Rebecca West, written for the introduction to Frankau's novel Colonel Blessington.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: approximately 1948-1968