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30th June 2023
Ultimately, though, Yevonde is celebrated for her use of "jubilant and uplifting" colour, as Laura Cumming says in her review of the new-look National Portrait Gallery and this "wittily brilliant exhibition". Here we have 'A Day in the Life of a Debutante: An hour's serious reading' from a 1932 series featuring Betty Cowell. (As Elizabeth Cowell she was the first female announcer on the BBC in 1936). It would be nice to think she has at least one Persephone title such as Diary of a Provincial Lady (1930) in her piles of books.
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