... Elizabeth Jane Howard: A Dangerous Innocence by Artemis Cooper, which has just come out.
The author acknowledges her subject thus:
"In giving me the opportunity to write her life, Elizabeth Jane Howard bestowed a great gift; so my first and most heartfelt thanks must go to her. I had five long interviews with Jane at her house in Bungay, Suffolk, over the course of 2013. She enjoyed the process of being interviewed and talked simply and easily about her life, more diffidently about her books. She was justly proud of what she had achieved, yet I felt it had come at a great cost. Her hands were always busy as we talked, with knitting or embroidery; and occasionally she lifted her eyes from her work to give me a glance of such startling intensity that I felt she was looking straight through me."