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The Fellowship produces two (paper!)  publications – the twice-yearly Review which is sent to all members; and the more occasional Journal, available to purchase. We hope to be able to display selected items from more Reviews in due course.



Review Number 31

Autumn 2010

 

A Character behing the Scenes – article by Julia Courtney
An Attack of the Vapours – article by Nina Coltart
CMY in The Tortoise and the Hare by Elizabeth Jenkins

Knitting Patterns as Female Algebra – article by Tig Lang

CMYF Spring Meeting, Durham – report by Alison Millard
John Henry Newman the Novelist – article by Barbara Dennis
The Beatification of John Henry Newman – short piece by Julia Courtney
A Letter from the Chairman – Elizabeth Llewellyn-Smith
Book Review: Hilary Clare reviews Susan Walton's Imagining Soldies and Fathers in the Mid-Victorian Era: Charlotte Yonge's Models of Manliness
Letters to the Editor – Rev R H K Prosser, Dr Audrey Fessler, Jean Shell

Remembering Miss Yonge – extracts from contemporary newspapers

The Langley House Trust, Elderfield

The Charlotte Mary Yonge Society, April 2010 meeting – Report by Jean Shell

Christmas Games – Hilary Clare

The Influential Miss Yonge

 

Review Number 30

Spring 2010

Pregnant Silences, or, "When do you expect your mother" – article by Susan Walton
Papists behind the Pillars: Hidden narratives in The Pillars of the House – article by Julia Courtney
Autumn Meeting of CMYF 2009, held in Friends' House on Euston Road. Report with photographs by Alison Millard

CMYF accounts, to June 2009

Book Review – A History of the Mothers' Union: Women, Anglicanism and Globalisation by Cordelia Moyse. Review by Elisabeth Birch
CMY Quiz – Dress Sense
Dame Mildred Riddlesdell – Obituary and appreciation
Letters to the Editor – contributions from Mary Birch and Juliet Cairns
The Charlotte Mary Yonge Society – November 2009 meeting. Report by Jean Shell
Melanesian Mission – buy a boat appeal

Memorial to the late Miss Yonge – Order of Service

CMY Quiz – the answers

And now – Dickens's Desk (London Dickens Museum)

 

Review Number 29

Autumn 2009

Speculations and Conjectures, a totally unscholarly paper (continued) - second part of an article by Mary Shakeshaft
Le Château de Melville - republished. Edited by CMYF member Hilary Clare, published by CMYF imprint Beechcroft Books. Article by Mary Birch
Spring 2009 Meeting of CMYF, held at West Oxford Community Centre. Report by Alison Millard

The Charlotte Mary Yonge Society - April 2009 meeting. Report by Jean Shell

Book Review - Lucy Sullivan's Shakespeare's Shattered Youth - laming or elixir? Review by Barbara Dennis
CMY Quiz - the answers
A bequest of books from Miss Margaret Slemeck
Letters to the Editor
All-time best novels - The Daisy Chain - from The Guardian, 21 February 2009
Report on CMYF's Dom Andrew Johnson's ordination to the priesthood - by Lynne Rapson
A photograph of Charlotte Yonge - an article by David J Pearce

Review Number 28

Spring 2009

Speculations and Conjectures, a totally unscholarly paper - first part of an article by Mary Shakeshaft
The Charlotte Mary Yonge Society - report of November 2008 meeting by Jean Shell
In Memoriam - an obituary for Charlotte Yonge - from Friendly Leaves, the Magazine of the Girls' Friendly Society
Sweet yet prickly leaves (June) - by Charlotte Yonge - from Friendly Leaves (Susan Walton and Ruth Miller)

CMYF 2008 Autumn Meeting in London - report by Alison Millard

Book Review - Clemence Schultze on Gavin Budge
Report on CMYF's Dom Andrew Johnson's ordination to the diaconate - by Lynne Rapson
CMYF accounts, to June 2008
The influential Miss Yonge - other writers on Charlotte Yonge (sent in by members, collated by Alison Millard)
Letters to the Editor
Isobel Galilee - obituary
New books of interest to CMY readers

Review Number 27

Autumn 2008

Some Christmas Trees - article by Tig Lang
The failing sight of Lionel Lyddell - a consideration by Dom Andrew Johnson OSB
Charlotte Yonge on Anne Elliot - article by Barbara J Dunlap
CMYF 2008 Spring Meeting in Winchester - report by Alison Millard
Extract from A Memoir of the Reverend John Keble by Sir John Taylor Coleridge
The influential Miss Yonge - other writers on Charlotte Yonge (sent in by members, collated by by Alison Millard)
News from the South Pacific - Mary and Bernie Christian-Bailey write from Norfolk Island
The Charlotte Mary Yonge Society - report of 2008 meeting at Oxford by Mary Shakeshaft
Armorel Griffiths, 1945 - 2008 - obituary by Elizabeth Llewellyn-Smith
Edith Cairns, 1914 - 2008 - obituary by Pat Hanby
As a matter of interest - items and enquiries by readers
Tennyson and the Novelists - extracts from an article by Professor Barbara Hardy, from an Occasional Paper written for and published by the Tennyson Society

Review Number 26

Spring 2008

The Release - article by Amy de Gruchy
Mary Elizabeth Townsend and the GFS - article by Barbara J Dunlap
Thoughts upon receiving Characters and Scenes - Linda Armitage
CMYF 2007 Autumn Meeting at the University Women's Club, London - report by Alison Millard
Melanesia News
More about the writing desk - report by Alison Millard
Heartsease and the fallen writing desk of Emilia Wyndham
E. Nesbit's lovers, or were they?
Pioneers and Founders - Fr Hugh Prosser
 
 

Review Number 25

Autumn 2007

Travels of a writing desk - article by Julia Courtney
Better than rubies - Pillars of the House - article by G.M. Watkins
Bethia Nancy Bell 1918-2007
John Alves 1922-2005
CMYF 2007 Spring Meeting and AGM at Reading University - report by Alison Millard
Charlotte Mary Yonge Society meeting - short report by Mary Shakeshaft
CMYF Accounts, Yeat Ended 31 December 2006
More from Three Generations - article by Alison Millard
More about The Heir - and The Wide Wide World - article by Alison Millard
 
 

Review Number 24

Spring 2007

Better than rubies - Jewellery in plot and character - article by G.M. Watkins
Tractarians and the "Condition of England" - article by Susan Walton
Was Jo reading the "Heir of Redclyffe" ? article by Alison Millard
CMYF Autumn Meeting 2006 - report
Charlotte Mary Yonge Society meeting - report by Jean Shell
The Letters of Charlotte Mary Yonge - short article by Alison Millard
Dorothy Ralphs 1926-2006
Alethea Hayter 1914-2006
As a matter of interest - items reported by Alison Millard
 
   

Review Number 23

Autumn 2006

The Sinister Miss Yonge - article by Hilary Clare
Georgina Battiscombe - obiturary by Alethea Hayter
Alethea Hayter - Memorial Service at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Lyle Eveillé - Memorial Servicen at Cheltenham Ladies' College, and tribute by Clemence Schultze
CMYF Spring Meeting and AGM, Chawton, Hamphire
CMYF Annual accounts
As a matter of interest - items reported by Alison Millard
How pleasant to know Miss Yonge - short article by Tig Lang
Charlotte Mary Yonge Society meeting - report by Jean Shell
The Melanesian Misson
A Spouse's Lament - Fred Dowson
   

Review Number 22

Spring 2006

Visit to Tyntesfield - report by Alison Millard
The cyclamen in the churchyard - article by Vic Aspland
More about Charlotte Yonge's women priests - an article by Amy de Gruchy
The Langley House Trust, Elderfield.
Lyle Eveillé and Robert Wolton
Charlotte Mary Yonge Society meeting - report by Jean Shell
Autumn Meeting of CMYF - report by Alison Millard
As a matter of interest - article by Alison Millard
Who is the Heir of Redclyffe? - article by Lucy Sullivan
   


Review Number 21

Autumn 2005

Quite a spicy hat - article by G.M. Watkins
Unpublished letters of C. M. Yonge - article by Shirley Foster
Charlotte Yonge and Barbara Pym - article by Lucy Sullivan
Spring Meeting and AGM at Gatty Hall, Ecclesfield - report by Alison Millard. With a contribution by Eddie Birch.
Some sources of books by Charlotte Yonge
Le Chateau de Melville - Hilary Clare
Charlotte Mary Yonge Society meeting - report by Jean Shell
Charlotte Yonge and Rose Macaulay - article by Armorel Griffiths
Can W.J. Butler - a friend of Charlotte Yonge - article by Canon Donald Allchin
Would Ethel be a Bishop? - article by Mary Shakeshaft



Review Number 20

Spring 2005

A defence of 'The Dove'. - an article by Amy de Gruchy
Charlotte Yonge and railways - a preliminary study from 'The Daisy Chain' and 'The Trial' - article by R.H.K. Prosser
Tragedy & pathos in CMY's novels - article by Gwen Watkins
Autumn Meeting - report by Alison Millard
Charlotte Mary Yonge Society meeting - report by Jean Shell
How pleasant to know Miss Yonge - pieces by Lyle Eveillé and Beryl Rosser
Truth and trust in 'The Trial' - short article by Alison Millard
'Short Pieces' 1
The Global Village - Homage to Charlotte Yonge - poem by John Heath-Stubbs
'Short Pieces' 2


Review Number 19

Autumn 2004

An extraordinary property - article by Lyle Eveillé
Susanna Clarke's first novel - article by Alison Millard
Marian Dyson's friendship - article by Alys Blakeway
The Bishop's Teapot - article by Alison Millard
Book Aid International
Spring 2004 Meeting and AGM at Oxford - report by Alison Millard
Charlotte Mary Yonge Society meeting - report by Jean Shell
Letter from Gwen Watkin
How pleasant to know Miss Yonge - from Father Hugh Prosser, Armorel Griffiths, Mary Birch, Robert Wolton and Hilary Weeks
Further thoughts on honeymoons - G. M. Watkins



Review Number 18

Spring 2004

Dating The Daisy Chain – an article by Hilary Clare

Sintram and The Heir of Redclyffe – an article by Julia Courtney

Autumn 2003 meeting of the Charlotte Mary Yonge Fellowship (London) – Alison Millard
E. F. Benson and his Family and Friends – short book review by Alison Millard
Charlotte Mary Yonge Society, November 2003 – brief report by Jean Shell
Dates for your Diary and Places to Visit
CMY needs help with Welsh

How pleasant to meet Miss Yonge ...

Pusey House – short piece by Geoffrey Gibraltar
Obituary – Nest Cleverdon
Six Melanesian Brothers Murdered – report from the Church Times, August 2003

A Real Childhood – an autobiographical excerpt by Charlotte Mary Yonge



Review Number 17

Autumn 2003

The real Stokesley Secret – an article by G.M.Watkins

The Story of Tikopia – an article from the Melanesian News, by Brian Macdonald-Milne

Letters to the Editor – (Alison Millard)
Cameos from English History: From Rollo to Edward II - an article by Alison Millard
Summary of papers given at the Centenary Meeting - by Celia Bass
Report of Spring 2003 Meeting and AGM of CMYF in Edinburgh – report by Alison Millard
Meeting of the Charlotte Mary Yonge Society in Kensington – brief report by Jean Shell

Bonnie H. Schuster : Bio-bibliography of Charlotte Mary Yonge – short article by Martin Rush

Visiting the Laird – Julia Courtney (account of the 2003 CMYF visit to Abbotsford)
Answers to previous Notes and Queries
Notes and Queries for Autumn 2003

Lady Todd of Zimbabwe: an appreciation

The Charlotte Mary Yonge website – an introduction by Martin Rush



Review Number 16

Spring 2003

Dress as character in Heartsease - article by G.M.Watkins
Answers to Notes and Queries
Discrepant dates - article by Andrew Johnson, OSB
Notes and Queries for Spring 2003
Autumn meeting, 23 November 2002 - report by Alison Millard
Clement Underwood - article by Humphrey Clucas
November meeting of the Charlotte M. Yonge Society - report by Jean Shell
Obituary - Cdr. Philip Evelyn Yonge, OBE, DSC, RN (retired)
The Review in colour: note of thanks to Alan Roxborough - Alison Millard
Life of the Prince Consort (part 2) - article Alison Millard
A study day at Alton Abbey - report by Alison Millard
Notices of recently published books by Alethea Hayter (The Wreck of the Abergavenny) and Ann Thwaite (Glimpses of the Wonderful: the life of Philip Henry Gosee)

A Victorian Tragedy - short article by Jean Shell


Review Number 15

Autumn 2002

Spare the rod - article by John Alves
A feathered connection - article by Shirley Foster
On the line - article by Lyle Eveillé
Anglo-Catholic History Society (information by Alison Millard)
Notes and Queries (1)
Spring 2002 Meeting and AGM at Birmingham - report by Alison Millard
The Charlotte Mary Yonge Society - report by Jean Shell
Notes and Queries (2)
Charlotte Yonge and Barbara Pym - short piece by Mary Shakeshaft, and an article by Janet Clarke
Charlotte Yonge's Life of HRM the Prince Consort - by Alison Millard


Review Number 14

Spring 2002

Some later readers of Charlotte M Yonge - article by G.M.Watkins
A girl on the train - R. H. K. Prosser
Charlotte's Ark - a CMY quiz - compiled by Cleodie MacKinnon
Enthronement of the Rt Revd Dr Geoffrey Rowell at Gibraltar - article by Pat Brockway
A Bishop in earlier times - short article by Alison Millard
Charlotte Yonge's dogs - article by Cecilia Bass
Autumn meeting, 17 November 2001 - report by Alison Millard
CMYF postcard of Charlotte Yonge (National Portrait Gallery)
Charlotte Yonge Study Day at Alton Abb, Spetember 1st 2001 - report by Alison Millard
Obituaries - Elizabeth Jennings CBE, Félicité Nesham (née Berryman), Professor Philip Drazin
Notes by Mrs Elgee, widow of the late Rev Walter Francis Elgee, first Vicar of Otterbourne


Review Number 13

Autumn 2001

A Miss Yonge Heroine - an article by G.M.Watkins
Serious Eating - an article by John Alves
An Oxford Quiz - by Hilary Clare
Centenary Meeting and AGM Report - by Celia Bass, with a contribution from Jean Shell
Summary of papers given at the Centenary Meeting - by Celia Bass
The CMY Society's Visit to Winchester - by Jean Shell
Editor's Notes - by Celia Bass
Letters to the Editor
CMYF Accounts for the year 2000
An Oxford Quiz - the answers
Miss Yonge's Books on the Internet - by Sandra Laythorpe

CMYF at the Locating the Victorians conference, Imperial College

A Winchester Tale - a poem by Katie Fischel


Review Number 12

Spring 2001

Sonnet by C.M.P.
Who has the last word? - A Quiz
Dr Wesley and Dr Miles - by Humphrey Clucas
Mothers brought to Judgment - by John Alves
The Autumn Meeting, 2000 - by Celia Bass
Editor’s Notes - by Celia Bass
Letters to the Editor
Future Events
“Poor Mrs Hablot” - by Barbara Reynolds
Recent publications
CMY’s Obituary, Funeral Service & Charitable Bequests (from The Times of 1901)


The recent publication mentioned in Review 12 is a book edited by Valerie Sanders (one of our members). It includes CMY's autobiographical fragment relating to her childhood.

Records of girlhood: an anthology of nineteenth-century women's childhoods.
Edited by Valerie Sanders
Nineteenth Century Series
Ashgate Publishing.
Aldershot, UK and Burlington, Vermont, USA
Published 2000
ISBN 0 7546 0148 X

For more on books and articles about CMY, see our Bibliography page.


Review Number 11

Autumn 2000

Plain and Peaky on the Sofa: Remembering the Invalids - an article by Cleodie MacKinnon

Names III: Nicknames - an article by John Alves

CMY Quiz - by Tig Lang

AGM - Report of our Sixth Annual General Meeting at Cheltenham Ladies College

Charlotte Yonge and Victorian Chivalry - summary of paper by Hilary Weeks

Guided tour of Cheltenham Ladies College

Call for CMY-related bibliographic information - by Philip Drazin

CMY Quiz - the answers

CMYF Accounts for the years ending December 1998 and December 1999

Letters from Dorothy L Sayers


Review Number 10

Winter 1999/2000

A Foretaste of Eternity? Music in the major novels of Charlotte Yonge - an article by Cleodie MacKinnon

CMY "First Lines" Quiz - we supply the first line, you name the (non-historical!) novel

My Life with Charlotte Yonge - an article by Gwendoline Butler

Meeting - Report of our Autumn 1999 Meeting in London - by Celia Bass

The Child's Christian Year - summary of a paper by Dick Watson

Obituaries

St Thomas the Apostle

Noblesse Oblige - an article by John Alves

Georgina Battiscombe - by Gillian Peele



Review Number 9

Summer 1999

Hotter than Poomshedagore: Charlotte Yonge and India - an article by Cleodie MacKinnon

Names II - an article by John Alves

AGM - Report of our Fifth Annual General Meeting at St William's College, York

Brother/Sister Relationships in Charlotte Yonge - summary of paper by Valerie Sanders

A Passion for History: A Very Personal Look at Charlotte Yonge's Historical Novels - summary of paper by Stella Waring

Letters to the Editor

Aunt Charlotte. Historian : a jaundiced view

The Rise and Fall of The Constitutional Press: 1858-1860 - an article by Amy de Gruchy

Daughters - a short paper by Diana Fearon



Review Number 8

Winter 1998/1999

Charlotte M Yonge and Scotland - an article by Cleodie MacKinnon

Naughty Little Boys - an article by John Alves

Meeting - Report of our Autumn 1998 Meeting in London - by Mary Birch

Notes and Comments on The Trial - by John Alves

-- The 'Monitor' - what was it ?

-- The Siege of Vicksburg

Letters to the Editor
Editor's Notes - by Celia Bass
New Contributors - by Celia Bass
The Monthly Packet and Social Concern - an article by Celia Bass
Letters on Daily Life - from a letter to the aspirational from Elizabeth Sewell (originally published in The Monthly Packet. 1884)
Soap Suds Again - an article from The Monthly Packet, 1884


Review Number 7

Summer 1998

Charlotte Yonge and the Bank of England - an article by John Alves

The Kalabergo Murder: a possible source for the murder in The Trial

The Classic I Love - Kate Saunders' review of The Heir of Redclyffe (Oxford World's Classics edition)

Nature Copying Charlotte Yonge's Art - an article by Diana Fearon

The Winchester Day - report of April 1998 CMYF Meeting at Winchester and visit ot Otterbourne

1997 CMYF accounts

News and Notes

"A Thoroughly Spiteful Review"



Review Number 6

Winter 1997 / 1998

In Search of a Wife - article by Jane Sturrock

National Portrait Gallery, London - report of CMYF visit

Charlotte Yonge and Feminism

The Authors' favourite names for the characters in the novels of Charlotte M Yonge and Anthony Trollope - article by John Alves

Autumn 1997 Meeting of the Charlotte M Yonge Fellowship in London - report

On the trail of The Trial - article by Stephen Shell

The Essence of Vanity Fair - Lyle Eveillé

Letters to the Editor - including one from CMY relation Charlotte J Yonge, MA

An item of Woman's Lib - article by Diana Fearon

Editor's Notes

Jane Austen and Charlotte Yonge: the Heathcote Connection - article by Barbar J Dunlap



Review Number 5

Summer 1997

Sarah - article by Diana Fearon

Charlotte Yonge's contributions to the Hursley Magazine 1848 & 1849 - article by Geoffrey Rowell, Bishop of Basingstoke

The Worksop Meeting

Oxford day

CMYF - News and Notes

The Trial - Life in Massissauga - article by Barbara Dunlap

Two versions of The Young Stepmother - article by Amy de Gruchy and Cecilia Bass



Review Number 4

Winter 1996 / 1997

Home in Indiana - Charlotte Yonge's Civil War - article by Barbara J Dunlap

Review of "Charlotte Yonge" by Alethea Hayter – review written by Alison Shell

CMYF autumn 1996 meeting in London - report

An illustrator's view - article by Dorothy H. Ralphs

Some Challenges of a Bibliographer - article by P.G. Drazin

Profile - article by Elizabeth Llewellyn-Smith

CMYF - news and notes



Review Number 3

Summer 1996

The Young Stepmother - the serial and the book - article by L.A.de Gruchy

Armed Robbery in Hopes and Fears - article by Jane Sturrock

Charlotte Yonge and Sense and Sensibility - article by Barbara J. Dunlap

First Annual General Meeting of the Charlotte Mary Yonge Fellowship (Birmingham) - report by Cecilia Bass

CMY meeting in York - report by Stella Waring

Charlotte Yonge in her time (paper by Barbara Dennis) - review by Cecilia Bass

Book news (notices of books by or about Charlotte M Yonge) - by Margot Charlton
News and Notes - by Margot Charlton
Report from the Melanesian Mission - by JMS
Editor's Notes - by Cecilia Bass
Charlotte Yonge's governesses - article by Diana Fearon
The Melanesian Mission and The Monthy Packet - extract from The Monthly Packet, with introduction by Cecilia Bass


Review Number 2

Winter 1996

Pioneering the Past - Charlotte Yonge as Historical Novelist - article by Hilary Clare

'A child of the Oxford Movement' - article by Rosemary Baker

The Portrait of Charlotte Mary Yonge by George Richmond RA - article by Lyle Eveille

Winchester Literary Festival - report by JMS

Charlotte Mary Yonge Fellowship Inaugural Conference - report with photographs by Amy De Gruchy

Short HIstory of St Metthew's Church, Otterbourne

Charlotte Yonge and Margaret Kennedy - article by Wendy Forrester
Extract from Yonge's History of Christian Names - for the names Margaret and Will
Extract from An Old Woman's Outlook (1892) - February in Otterbourne
The Two Sides of the Shield - item by Diana Fearon
Profiles - from Lady Todd and Alison Rudd
News and notes - by Janet Clarke


Review Number 1

Summer 1995

Charlotte, then and now – article by Alison Shell
Editor's notes - by Janet Clarke

An unbroken chain - by Tim Whitcher (grandson of Charles Ray, gardener to Charlotte Yonge)

Treasures of the Girton archive - report on the visit of CMYF members to see CMY-related items at Girton College, Cambridge

Charlotte Yonge: first of the interwoven series writers - article by Stella Waring

Amabel and Mary Verena - a sequel to The Heir of Redclyffe - article by Phoebe Verschoyle

Charlotte Yonge's Letters in the British Museum - article by Margaret Birch
Discovering Charlotte Yonge - article by Diana Fearon
August in Otterbourne - a short extract from An Old Woman's Outlook in a Hampshire Village (1892)
Another challenge - ten "short answer" questions (light literary quiz)
Profile of a member - Barbara Dunlap

Charlotte Mary Yonge reading Jane Austen - an article by Jane Sturrock

The birth of "The Heir" - extracts from letters sent by Charlotte Yonge



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