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Pamela Frankau (1908-1967), Novelist, journalist and short story writer

Sitter in 28 portraits
During her lifetime, Frankau was one of the most popular writers in Britain and America. She came from a family of novelists and journalists and by the age of twenty-one had published three novels and a book of short stories, many of which are mystery thrillers. The Willow Cabin (1949) is Frankau's most acclaimed work, and The Times Literary Supplement described the heroine, an actress and mistress of an older man, as 'an illustration of the type most favoured by contemporary women novelists'.

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Pamela Frankau

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 8 February 1935
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Pamela Frankau

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 8 February 1935
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Pamela Frankau

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 8 February 1935
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Pamela Frankau

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 8 February 1935
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Pamela Frankau

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 8 February 1935
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Pamela Frankau

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 8 February 1935
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Pamela Frankau

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1936
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Pamela Frankau

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, 5 April 1949
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Pamela Frankau

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, 5 April 1949
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Pamela Frankau

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, 5 April 1949
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Pamela Frankau

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, 5 April 1949
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Pamela Frankau

by Pamela Chandler
modern bromide print from original negative, 1961
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Pamela Frankau

by Pamela Chandler
modern bromide print from original negative, 1961
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Pamela Frankau

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate film negative, 31 January 1927
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Pamela Frankau

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate film negative, 31 January 1927
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Pamela Frankau

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
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Pamela Frankau

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
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Pamela Frankau

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1936
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Pamela Frankau

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1936
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Pamela Frankau

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1936
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