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Penelope Mortimer (1918–1999)

Author of The Pumpkin Eater

Includes the names: Penelope Mortimer, Penelope Moretimer, Penélope Mortífero

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Penelope Mortimer's complex marital and parental history sometimes became material for her own writing and that of her barrister-writer husband, John Mortimer. The London Daily Telegraph's obituary of Ms. Mortimer said the couple ''seemed to represent the last word in marital chic'' in the 1950s and 60s. Behind this facade, however, she had frequent bouts of depression.
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