Victoria Clayton published two children's books when in her early twenties.
Victoria Clayton published two children's books when in her early twenties. She then read English at Cambridge as a mature student, married and had two children before returning to writing fiction.
2 people like this topic.
It’s light reading on the whole, despite these darker themes. Victoria Clayton has a very readable style, peppered with literary (and, in this book, artistic) allusions. I found myself liking Viola very much: she’s willing to learn, and has a warm heart. The 1960s are remembered for their permissiveness, reflected in this book where discussion of intimacies seems commonplace.
Victoria Clayton, née Walker (born 1947) is a British author. She began writing at her parents' house in Cambridgeshire (after a couple of years living a bohemian lifestyle in London). When dining one night in London she sat next to Bill McCreadle of publisher Rupert Hart-Davis who agreed to look at her manuscript, and in 1969, when she was just 21, he decided to publish what became The Winter of Enchantment. Its sequel, The House Called Hadlows, was published in 1972.
Used availability for Victoria Clayton's Dance with M.
September 1999 : UK Hardback. November 2000 : UK Paperback.
Welcome to the web site of novelist Victoria Clayton. I hope you find these pages useful and interesting. Here readers can find out more about the books and the author, and see occasional news. I will reply as promptly as I can. VC. Work in progress: My latest novel 'Stormy Weather' is now published as a Kindle e-book.
The comparison to Nancy Mitford. Victoria Clayton's use of words and humorous descriptions made me want to keep on reading
Young, decorative and almost without formal schooling, Viola Otway takes a job with a charity working for the conservation of old houses. The comparison to Nancy Mitford. Victoria Clayton's use of words and humorous descriptions made me want to keep on reading. The characters were real enough to sympathize with, while being kooky and class (or at least, how I imagine them to be) at the same time. I liked the introduction of more serious elements in the midst of the humor.
Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Victoria Clayton books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Dance With Me. Victoria Clayton. Notify me. Running Wild.