Lutyens, Mary (2 of 13) National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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    Interviewee's home, London

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    Lutyens, Mary, 1908-1999 (speaker, female)

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    Lever, Jill (speaker, female)

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    Part 2: ML's relationship with father (Sir Edwin Lutyens), making toys; her imaginative life and composition of private stories. Evacuation to Church Stretton, Shropshire in 1918 due to air raids; her early schooling and private tuition; her childhood essay published in 'Punch'. Describes the characters in her private stories; childhood illnesses and accidents; lack of contact with parents; sister's friendship with Cynthia Curzon. Family move to Mansfield Street, London; ML's schooling after First World War.

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