Cynthia Asquith


Born
in The United Kingdom
September 27, 1887

Died
March 31, 1960


Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith was an English writer, now known for her ghost stories and diaries. She also wrote novels and edited a number of anthologies, as well as writing for children and on the British Royal family.

Her father was Hugo Richard Charteris, 11th Earl of Wemyss (1857 – 1937) and her mother Mary Constance Wyndham (see The Souls). She married Herbert Asquith in 1910.

In 1913 she met D. H. Lawrence in Margate, and became a friend and correspondent.

Average rating: 3.68 · 3,747 ratings · 431 reviews · 45 distinct works
The Big Book of the Masters...

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Diaries, 1915-1918

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The Corner Shop

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The Third Ghost Book

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This Mortal Coil

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The Second Ghost Book

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Married to Tolstoy

3.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1960 — 2 editions
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Haply I May Remember

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The Ghost Book

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Portrait of Barrie

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“I use the word smile for lack of a better word, but how to convey the beauty of the indefinable expression that transfigured that time-worn face? Tender triumph; gentle joy, rapturous reverence. What mystery did I witness? It was like iron frost yielding to sunshine -- the thawing of grief in the dawn-radiance of some unsurmisable redemption.”
Cynthia Asquith

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