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Laski, Marghanita, 1915-1988



Marghanita Laski was an English journalist, radio panellist and novelist; she also wrote literary biography, plays and short stories.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Inter-office memo, 1969-12-10

Identifier: 1500.030.2
Scope and Contents Synopsis 1: Melly, a young married woman recovering from TB and the birth of a baby, finds herself transported back a hundred years to Milly, the girl who lay dying of the disease on the same chaise-longue, only this time her baby is illegitimate and she faces recriminations and scandal. She tries in vain to break out of the time trap but her death as Milly coincides with Melly's in her contemporary identity.... Synopsis by Priscilla MacNamara. Adapted from the novel by...
Dates: 1969-12-10

Inter-office memo, 1969-12-23

Identifier: 1500.030.2
Scope and Contents Synopsis 2: This screenplay about a young woman of 1969, recovering from tuberculosis, who is supernaturally trapped in the body of a girl dying of the same disease a century before, is a horror story on two levels. It's creepy enough on its own ghost story plane, but it's also a study of a fatal illness in the nineteenth century, and the insistence on the appurtences of the ill-smelling Victorian sick room....The London synopsis, prepared for this submission, is excellent. ...
Dates: 1969-12-23