Elizabeth Jane Howard was an English writer best known for her quartet of novels about the Cazalet family, set in wartime England. Just two months ago, at age 90, she published volume 5 in this series. She died earlier this week, on January 2.
The Guardian has published an obituary notice, if you'd like to find out more about her. There was a lovely, energetic interview with her on their site earlier last year as well; Howard sounds like she lived quite a life!
I have never read her work, though I've known about her for years. By chance I had her book After Julius on my reading list for the Century of Books Challenge. So, I will be reading her novel very soon, after I am done the couple that I've already started.
Looking for her book on my century shelf, I realized that many of the books on my list are by one Elizabeth or another. Elizabeth Jane Howard's is on the top of this stack, and I plan to read my way down...