Joy Packer





Joy Packer

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born
in Cape Town, South Africa
February 11, 1905

died
September 06, 1977

gender
female


About this author

Packer was born and educated in Cape Town, graduating as a journalist from the University of Cape Town. She worked initially as a free-lance journalist, in 1931 becoming a reporter for London's Daily Express. After this she spent time on radio in Hong Kong as well as a stint writing for British publications in the Balkans. World War II saw her as a broadcaster to South Africa for the BBC, then later working in the Ministry of Information in Egypt, as at Allied Headquarters in Italy. Her travelling was tied up with her marriage to a British admiral, Sir Herbert Packer. When her husband was knighted in the 1950 Honours list Mrs. Joy Packer automatically became known as "Lady Packer", a courtesy title.
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Her first works of note were three
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Average rating: 3.89 · 105 ratings · 8 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
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Valley of the Vines
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The Glass Barrier
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The High Roof
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1959 — 2 editions
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Apes and Ivory
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1953 — 2 editions
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Leopard in the Fold
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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Veronica
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 8 ratings
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The Man In The Mews
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1964 — 2 editions
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Pack and Follow: One Person...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings
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Grey Mistress
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1949 — 2 editions
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