Eiluned Lewis

Won first prize in 4A (£2.2s.0d)
Eiluned Lewis (1900-1979) – read this link – was about to become successful when she first won a competition. In 1934, the first of several novels, Dew On The Grass, appeared, and was commended by many reviewers, including L.P.Hartley, who in 1930 was one of the principal reviewers for The Week-end Review. She was from Montgomeryshire; her parents were friends with J.M.Barrie; and in the early 1930s, she was either writing for The Daily News, or still working for its managing director, Henry Cadbury. Although now almost completely overlooked, she was even compared to Jane Austen. She married an engineer (and playwright), Graeme Hendrey, and had a daughter, Katrina in 1938. She later worked for The Sunday Times, and wrote a column ‘Countrywoman’s Notes’ for Country Life.

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