Drew, Joanna. (6 of 50). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    2002-03-18 and 2002-04-05 and 2002-05-02 and 2002-05-23 and 2002-06-28 and 2002-07-11 and 2002-08-15 and 2002-08-29 and 2002-10-03 and 2002-10-17 and 2002-07-11

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    Drew, Joanna 1929-2003 (female)

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    O'Ryan, Lydia (female)

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    Part 6. Joanna Drew's [JD] mother's education (continued), including reference to two former teachers who started Benenden School and Eisenhower who used Wycombe Abbey as War Headquarters. JD describes reasons for not wanting to go away to school. Mentions friendship with mother's school friend whose husband had been killed rescuing Madame de Gaulle. Description of JD's mother, including her interest in Huxley, Auden, Eliot and her collection of illustrated travel book on India and Africa. Mentions parents meeting and marrying in India; refers to family connection with the Rossettis through the Maddox Browns. Describes parents wedding, 1923; father, Francis Greville Drew [FGD], being Major in The Royal Engineers. Honeymoon in Agra and settled in Roorkhi in United Provinces. Refers to parents return to England at different stages, including stay at Prince of Wales Mansions, Battersea. Mentions JD's brother's time and her own at The Dragon School, Oxford.

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