Antonia White was born in 1899 and educated at in London at St. Paul's and RADA. She worked as a journalist and in the Foreign Office.
Intense, troubling, semi-miraculous . . . It is not the only school
story to be a classic; but I can think of no other that is a work
of art * ELIZABETH BOWEN *
Frost in May is the unsurpassed novel of convent school life. This story of a clash between a determined young girl and an authoritarian regime is both perceptive and painfully emotional, convincing in every detail * HERMIONE LEE, OBSERVER *
A masterpiece. Beautifully written, it is a calm and factual record of the slow death of the soul * SELINA HASTINGS *
Evelyn Waugh called [her] one of the very best novelists of the day a title she still deserves * CAROL SHIELDS *