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Pamela Hansford Johnson

[Baroness Snow]

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Pamela Hansford Johnson, Baroness Snow (29 May 1912 – 18 June 1981) was an English novelist, playwright, poet, literary and social critic.

She was born in London. Her mother, Amy Clotilda Howson, was a singer and actress, from a theatrical family. Her mother's father, C E Howson, worked for the London Lyceum Company, as Sir Henry Irving's Treasurer. Her father, Reginald Kenneth Johnson,... more »

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  • ''You slam a politician, you make out he's the devil, with horns and hoofs. But his wife loves him, and so did all his mistresses.''
    Pamela Hansford Johnson (1912-1981), British author, critic. Dr. Wohlgemutt, in Night and Silence, Who is Here?An American Comedy, ch. 23 (1963).
  • We demand that people should be true to the pictures we have of them, no matter how repulsive those pictures may be: we prefer the true portrait (as we have conceived it), in all its homogeneity, to o...
    Pamela Hansford Johnson (1912-1981), British author, critic. Night and Silence, Who Is Here?An American Comedy, ch. 23 (1963).
  • There are few things more disturbing than to find, in somebody we detest, a moral quality which seems to us demonstrably superior to anything we ourselves possess. It augurs not merely an unfairness o...
    Pamela Hansford Johnson (1912-1981), British author, critic. Night and Silence, Who is Here?An American Comedy, ch. 23 (1963).
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