Daisy Ashford


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Daisy Ashford, full name Margaret Mary Julia Ashford, later Devlin (7 April 1881 – 15 January 1972) was an English writer who is most famous for writing The Young Visiters, a novella concerning the upper class society of late 19th century England, when she was just nine years old. The novella was published in 1919, preserving her juvenile spelling and punctuation. She wrote the title as ... more »

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  • ''I am parshial to ladies if they are nice[.] I suppose it is my nature. I am not quite a gentleman but you would hardly notice it.''
    Daisy Ashford (1881-1972), British writer. Alfred Salteena, in "Quite a Young Girl," The Young Visiters (1919). Written when the author was aged n...
  • ''Her name was called Lady Helena Herring and her age was 25 and she mated well with the earl.''
    Daisy Ashford (1881-1972), British writer. "How It Ended," The Young Visiters (1919). Written when the author was nine.
  • ''You look rather rash my dear your colors don't quite match your face.''
    Daisy Ashford (1881-1972), British writer. Mr. Salteena, in The Young Visiters, ch. 2, "Starting Gaily," (published 1919). Written when the author...
  • ''My own idear is that these things are as piffle before the wind.''
    Daisy Ashford (1881-1972), British writer. The Earl of Clincham, in The Young Visiters, ch. 5, "The Chrystal Palace," (published 1919). Written wh...
  • ''Bernard always had a few prayers in the hall and some whiskey afterwards as he was rather pious.''
    Daisy Ashford (1881-1972), British writer. "The First Evening," The Young Visiters (written when the author was aged nine, published 1919).
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