This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
475436,788 (3.8)10
Disambiguation Notice

Joanna Field is the pseudonym of Marion Milner.

No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Marion Milner was born Nina Marion Blackett in London, England. Her brother Patrick Blackett grew up to be a Nobel Prize-winning physicist. She graduated with a first class honors degree in psychology from University College, London in 1924. In 1927, she married Dennis Milner, with whom she had a son. She kept an introspective daily journal that became the basis for a critically-acclaimed book called A Life of One's Own (1934), published under the pen name Joanna Field. Also under this pseudonym, she published An Experiment in Leisure (1937). In 1940, she started training as a psychoanalyst and went into practice in 1943, working with both children and adults. She became a prominent member of the Independent school of the British Psychoanalystical Society. Among her works on psychoanalysis, the best-known is The Hands of the Living God (1969). An enthusiastic painter herself, she wrote about the benefits of painting in On Not Being Able to Paint (1950).
Disambiguation notice
Joanna Field is the pseudonym of Marion Milner.

Member ratings

Average: (3.8)
2 3
3 12
4 11
4.5 1
5 10

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Marion Milner is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Marion Milner is composed of 8 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 140,162,766 books! | Top bar: Always visible