Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Happy centenary, Virginia Cowles.

FaberFinds celebrates today's centenary of Vermont-born war correspondent, author, and OBE recipient Virginia Cowles (1910– 83) with the reissue of her memoir Looking for Trouble (1941). In addition to a well-regarded biography of Churchill and other works, she wrote Love Goes to Press: A Comedy in Three Acts with her fellow Spanish Civil War correspondent Martha Gellhorn (the latter the subject of an HBO film in production, with Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen cast as Gellhorn and Hemingway respectively). Cowles's daughter is the former conservative parliamentary candidate Harriet Crawley.

No comments: