Elizabeth Howard: Biography

Elizabeth Howard

26 mar 1923

Born in London on 26th March, 1923, Elizabeth Jane Howard's early life reads rather like that of a romantic heroine.

Educated privately at several schools, she soon moved on to become a drama student at both the London Mask Theatre and the Scott Thorndyke Student Repertory. She did tread the boards for a time at Stratford-upon-Avon, before turning to a career in modelling.

Then, at the tender age of 18, she met and married the naturalist Peter Scott, then an officer in the wartime Royal Navy.

Miss Howard's own war years were spent in London as an Air Raid Warden, although she also worked briefly in radio broadcasting. Her literary interests continued after the war when she began to review books in her spare time, and started work on her first novel.