Elinor Glyn


Born
in Saint Helier, Jersey
October 17, 1864

Died
September 23, 1943

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Elinor Sutherland was born in St Helier, Jersey, the younger daughter of Douglas Sutherland (1838–1865), a civil engineer of Scottish descent, and his wife Elinor Saunders (1841–1937).

Her father died when Elinor was two months old and her mother returned to the parental home in Guelph, Ontario, Canada with her two daughters, Lucy Christiana and Elinor.

Back in Canada, Elinor was schooled by her grandmother, Lucy Anne Saunders, in the ways of upper-class society. This early training not only gave her an entrée into aristocratic circles on her return to Europe, but it led to her being considered an authority on style and breeding when she worked in Hollywood in the 1920s.

Her mother remarried a Mr. Kennedy in 1871 and when Elinor was eight ye
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“Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. ”
Elinor Glyn

“The minds of some human beings are as moles, grubbing in the earth for worms. They have no eyes to see God's sky with the stars in it.”
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“She looked like green rhubarb juice, and he had the expression of 'Damn!' all over him.”
Elinor Glyn, The Visits of Elizabeth

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