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A Pride of Terrys

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For more than a century the name of Terry stood for the aristocracy of the English theatre...

This great and prolific family, deriving from a Portsmouth publican, encapsulates in its ramifications the names of Craig, Hawtrey and Gielgud, which subsequently represent it in the theatre and on television and radio.

The subject of this enlightening insight into the family was first suggested by the late Dame Ellen Terry, with whom Marguerite Steen was on terms of close friendship.

As a member of the Julia Neilson-Fred Terry Company, she formed intricate ties with the family, unconsciously recording the material from which this dramatic panorama was formed.

First and Foremost, A Pride of Terrys reflects the life of a family.

It provides a series of character studies that portray the rare qualities that brought the Terrys from humble beginnings to their proud eminence in contemporary theatre and is an exhilarating and inspiring story full of hope.

Praise for Marguerite Steen

'Miss Steen is a superb manipulator of scene, and she makes her places as alive as her people' - Daily Telegraph

'Rich and enjoyable' - The Observer

'fine scenes and piquant portraits' - The Sunday Times

'a vivid narrative' - Manchester Guardian

'full of colour and character' - John o' London's Weekly

'rich, lavish, violent, passionate' - Evening News

Marguerite Steen (12 May 1894 - 4 August 1975) was a British writer. Very much at home among creative people, she wrote biographies of the Terrys, of her friend Hugh Walpole, of the 18th century poet and actress (and sometime mistress to the Prince of Wales) Mary 'Perdita' Robinson, and of her own lover, the artist Sir William Nicholson. Her first major success was Matador, for which she drew on her love of Spain, and of bullfighting. Also a best-seller on both sides of the Atlantic was her massive saga of the slave-trade and Bristol shipping, The Sun Is My Undoing. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1951.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 1978 : USA Hardback

Title: A Pride of Terrys: Family Saga (Reprint)
Author(s): Marguerite Steen
ISBN: 0-313-20221-4 / 978-0-313-20221-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Praeger
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May 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: A Pride of Terrys
Author(s): Marguerite Steen
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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