(17 December – 28 April 2000) was a Booker Prize-winning English novelist, poet, essayist and biographer. In 2008, The Times included her in a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". In 2012, The Observer named her final novel, The Blue Flower, as one of "The 10 best historical novels".
The Blue Flower is a novel by the British author Penelope Fitzgerald.It is a fictional treatment of the early life of Friedrich von Hardenberg who, under the pseudonym Novalis, later became a practitioner of German Romanticism.. The novel was the first book published in paperback by Mariner Books, then a new imprint of Houghton Mifflin.Mariner Books went on to publish paperback editions ...
Penelope Fitzgerald was born in Lincoln on 17 December and was educated at Somerville College, Oxford. Her father, Edmund Knox, was editor of Punch magazine during the 1930s, and her Uncle, Dillwyn Knox, worked on breaking the Enigma code at Bletchley Park during the Second World War.
Dec 04, · Penelope Fitzgerald, Just before Penelope Knox went down from Oxford with a congratulatory First in 1938, she was named a “Woman of the Year” in Isis, the student paper.She wrote a few paragraphs about her university career, dwelling solely on what had gone wrong.