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Noel Streatfeild (1895-1986), Novelist and children's writer

(Mary) Noel Streatfeild

Sitter in 17 portraits
Streatfeild's much-loved novel Ballet Shoes (1936), an unsentimental view of children working in the theatre, came out of her own experiences as a professional actress in the 1920s. It was the first of several career-oriented children's books including Tennis Shoes (1937) and White Boots (1951). She became, in her own words 'a national institution' in the world of children's books. In contrast, her adult fiction, Caroline England (1937) and The Winter is Past (1940), address illegitimacy, divorce, prostitution and homosexuality.

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Noel Streatfeild

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate film negative, 11 January 1934
NPG x70715

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Noel Streatfeild

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate film negative, 11 January 1934
NPG x70763

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Noel Streatfeild

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate film negative, 11 January 1934
NPG x70764

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Noel Streatfeild

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 27 November 1936
NPG x84012

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Noel Streatfeild

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 27 November 1936
NPG x26638

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Noel Streatfeild

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 27 November 1936
NPG x26635

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Noel Streatfeild

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 27 November 1936
NPG x26636

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Noel Streatfeild

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 27 November 1936
NPG x26637

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Noel Streatfeild

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 6 October 1945
NPG x24262

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Noel Streatfeild

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 6 October 1945
NPG x24263

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Noel Streatfeild

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 6 October 1945
NPG x24264

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Noel Streatfeild

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 6 October 1945
NPG x24265

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Noel Streatfeild

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 6 October 1945
NPG x93795

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Noel Streatfeild

by Mark Gerson
cibachrome print from original transparency, September 1976
NPG x88240

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Noel Streatfeild

by Lewis Baumer
oil on canvas, exhibited 1926
NPG 5941

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Noel Streatfeild

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 6 October 1945
NPG x24594

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Noel Streatfeild

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 10 December 1969
NPG x165982