Frankau, Pamela (1908–1967)

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Frankau, Pamela (1908–1967)

British novelist and journalist. Name variations: (pseudonym) Eliot Naylor. Born Jan 3, 1908, in London, England; died June 8, 1967, in London; dau. of Gilbert Frankau and Dorothea Drummand (Black) Frankau; m. Marshall Dill Jr., 1945 (div 1961).

At 18, began writing for Woman's Journal and later for Daily Sketch and Mirror; converted to Catholicism (1942); moved to US with husband but after divorce returned to England (1960); writings include Marriage of Harlequin (1927), Born at Sea (1932), Fly Now, Falcon (1934), Fifty-Fifty and Other Stories (1936), Appointment with Death (1940), The Willow Cabin (1949), The Winged Horse (1953), Ask Me No More (1958) and Colonel Blessington (1968).