Daughter of Ivor and Mimi Pollard; married Barry Winkleman, December 8, 1968; married Sir Nicholas Lloyd, May 23, 1979; children: Claudia (first marriage), Oliver (second marriage).
Home—London, England. Agent—Elizabeth Sheinkman, Elaine Markson Literary Agency, 44 Greenwich Ave., New York, NY 10011.
Writer and journalist. Honey magazine, fashion editor, 1967-68; Elle, American launch editor-in-chief, 1985; Sunday Mirror, London, England, editor, 1987-91; Sunday Express, London, editor, 1991-94. Also former editor of Sunday magazine (News of the World) and You (Mail on Sunday). Creator of the ITV Television program Frocks on the Box in the 1980s. Visiting fellow at Bournemouth University since 1995.
Women in Journalism (honorary president and founder member), Wellbeing of Women (vice chair).
(With Val Corbett and Joyce Hopkirk) Splash, Headline (London, England), 1995.
(With Val Corbett and Joyce Hopkirk) Best of Enemies, Headline (London, England), 1996.
(With Val Corbett and Joyce Hopkirk) Double Trouble, Headline (London, England), 1997.
(With Val Corbett and Joyce Hopkirk) Unfinished Business, Headline (London, England), 1998.
Jack's Widow, Morrow (New York, NY), 2006.
Jackie, Macdonald (London, England), 1969.
Eve Pollard is a British writer and journalist. As former editor of both the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Express, she is the only female to hold the reins of more than one national periodical in the United Kingdom. Pollard got her start as the fashion editor of Honey magazine in 1967 and moved around to numerous publications throughout her career. She published her first book in 1969, a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. In the mid 1990s, after leaving the Sunday Express, Pollard wrote four novels with Val Corbett and Joyce Hopkirk. In 2006 she returned to the topic of her first book, publishing Jack's Widow, a fictionalized account of Jacqueline Kennedy's life after the assassination of her first husband.
Jack's Widow is Pollard's own explanation of the former first lady's demeanor, fashion sense, and just about anything else that people would consider a part of her private life. Pollard proposes justification for Jackie's later marriage to Aristotle Onassis and suggests that she may have even been a covert agent with the Central Intelligence Agency. Reviews for Pollard's 2006 book on Kennedy Onassis were mixed. A contributor to Kirkus Reviews called the book's first one hundred pages "a delight to read." However, the reviewer lamented that the story then "veers into a poorly hatched espionage plotline." Sheila Riley, writing in Library Journal, "recommended" the book but noted that some of Pollard's theories might be "a bit much to swallow" for some readers.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Drebett's People of Today, Debrett's Peerage (Richmond, England), 2006.
Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2006, review of Jack's Widow, p. 806.
Library Journal, October 1, 2006, Sheila Riley, review of Jack's Widow, p. 58.
People, November 27, 2006, Michelle Green and Caroline Leavitt, author interview, p. 57.
ASHA Foundation Web site,http://www.ashafoundation.org/ (March 11, 2007), author profile.
Now You're Talking,http://www.nyt.co.uk/ (March 11, 2007), author profile.