Marjory Fleming
Oriel Malet
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A novel based on fact about the child prodigy who lived in Scotland from 1803 11.Marjory Fleming 1803 11 , an extraordinary child, left poems, letters and a journal that are now one of the treasures of the National Library of Scotland and in 1889 Sir Leslie Stephen,Virginia Woolf s father, wrote an entry about her for the original Dictionary of National Biography, believA novel based on fact about the child prodigy who lived in Scotland from 1803 11.Marjory Fleming 1803 11 , an extraordinary child, left poems, letters and a journal that are now one of the treasures of the National Library of Scotland and in 1889 Sir Leslie Stephen,Virginia Woolf s father, wrote an entry about her for the original Dictionary of National Biography, believing that no fascinating infantile author has ever appeared Oriel Malet, author of this biographical novel, was herself only 20, but had already published two books by the time Marjory Fleming was published in 1946, and had won the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize for one of them There are clear similarities between her and her precocious subject.The book describes Marjory s life over the three years when she leaves the family home at Kirkcaldy and goes to live in Edinburgh with her cousin Isabella, who recognised, and wished to encourage, her exceptional gifts and her final year when she had returned home and was deeply unhappy away from her beloved Isa With true, almost psychic perception Elizabeth Bowen in a 1946 review in The Tatler Oriel Malet takes us into the mind of a potential genius The Paris publishing house Editions Autrement brought out Marjory Fleming in a French translation in 2002.
  • Title: Marjory Fleming
  • Author: Oriel Malet
  • ISBN: 9781903155073
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback

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Jane Dec 15, 2018 - 01:42 AM
Marjory Fleming is a fictionalised biography, a form which often worries me. But this book didn’t worry me at all: I was sure from the start that it was going to be wonderful.Why?Well first there was the subject. Marjory Fleming died in 1811 when she was just eight years old. But she left behind journals and poems that were preserved and published years later to great acclaim.And then there was the author. Oriel Malet’s own first novel was published when she was just seventeen, and so she se [...]
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Rosemary Dec 15, 2018 - 01:42 AM
The main character of this fact-based historical novel is a small girl who lived in Scotland in the first years of the 19th century. Despite dying before her ninth birthday, Marjory Fleming left a vivid journal, letters and poems on which Oriel Malet has based this portrait of a wilful, talented child with unusually strong attachments.Published in 1946 and set in 1806-11, this leaps neatly over the Victorian era so there is no soppiness. Marjory is drawn as a difficult but rewarding child. There [...]
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Sally Dec 15, 2018 - 01:42 AM
"This is the story of a child"By sally tarbox on 19 October 2017Format: PaperbackMarjory Fleming , who died in 1811, aged just short of her ninth birthday, was a child poet and something of a prodigy. Daughter of an unexceptional middle-class Scottish family, she was naughty, spirited and difficult - but way beyond her years in the poems and journals she left behind.This is a fictionalized biography; the author drops into her life at different moments from age 3 to her death. We see her at home, [...]
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Marjory Fleming By Oriel Malet A novel based on fact about the child prodigy who lived in Scotland from 1803 11.Marjory Fleming 1803 11 , an extraordinary child, left poems, letters and a journal that are now one of the treasures of the National Library of Scotland and in 1889 Sir Leslie Stephen,Virginia Woolf s father, wrote an entry about her for the original Dictionary of National Biography, believA novel based on fact about the child prodigy who lived in Scotland from 1803 11.Marjory Fleming 1803 11 , an extraordinary child, left poems, letters and a journal that are now one of the treasures of the National Library of Scotland and in 1889 Sir Leslie Stephen,Virginia Woolf s father, wrote an entry about her for the original Dictionary of National Biography, believing that no fascinating infantile author has ever appeared Oriel Malet, author of this biographical novel, was herself only 20, but had already published two books by the time Marjory Fleming was published in 1946, and had won the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize for one of them There are clear similarities between her and her precocious subject.The book describes Marjory s life over the three years when she leaves the family home at Kirkcaldy and goes to live in Edinburgh with her cousin Isabella, who recognised, and wished to encourage, her exceptional gifts and her final year when she had returned home and was deeply unhappy away from her beloved Isa With true, almost psychic perception Elizabeth Bowen in a 1946 review in The Tatler Oriel Malet takes us into the mind of a potential genius The Paris publishing house Editions Autrement brought out Marjory Fleming in a French translation in 2002.

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