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Penelope Chetwode (1910–1986)

Author of Two Middle-aged Ladies in Andalusia

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Known (after her marriage) mostly by her married name, Penelope, Lady Betjeman, but her two books were published under her maiden name.

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Hon. Penelope Chetwode married Sir John Betjeman, who later became Poet Laureate of England, with whom she had two children. She is best known for her travelogue Two Middle-Aged Ladies in Andalusia (1963), an account of travelling through southern Spain on horseback in the summer of 1961. She also wrote Kulu: The End of the Habitable World (1972), an account of a trek in the Himalayas.
Her daughter Candida Lycett Green also became a writer.
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Known (after her marriage) mostly by her married name, Penelope, Lady Betjeman, but her two books were published under her maiden name.

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