*'Frost in May is the unsurpassed novel of convent school life' Hermione Lee, Observer
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