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Cazalet author Elizabeth Jane Howard dies at 90


The BBC is reporting the death of novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard. The former actress and model was best known for The Cazalet Chronicle, a five-book family saga set in wartime England – The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off, and All Change.

She won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for her first novel, The Beautiful Visit, in 1951. She was married three times, including to writer Kingsley Amis from 1965 to 1983.

One of her earliest works was We Are For The Dark where Howard worked with Robert Aickman, famous for his supernatural fiction, on a collection of six ghost stories.

Howard was famous for her looks and her affairs.  Her lovers included Cyril Connolly, Kenneth Tynan, Arthur Koestler and Cecil Day Lewis. Her autobiography, published in 2002, is called Slipstream and details a remarkable life.

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