Dec. 29, 2011 - New Sprigge Biography.......... A Life-Long friendship with Dame Ivy Compton-Burnet is the subject of a new biography due to be published early in the new year. The authoress, Miss Elizabeth Sprigge was a close companion of Dame Burnet and wrote the personal forward to her last book which was published posthumously. Called ''The Last and the First'', the novel came out recently. Miss Sprigge has written several other biographies for those including Gertrude Stein, Cocteau, Dame Sybil Thorndyke and Strindberg

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Dec. 29, 2011 - New Sprigge Biography.......... A Life-Long friendship with Dame Ivy Compton-Burnet is the subject of a new biography due to be published early in the new year. The authoress, Miss Elizabeth Sprigge was a close companion of Dame Burnet and wrote the personal forward to her last book which was published posthumously. Called ''The Last and the First'', the novel came out recently. Miss Sprigge has written several other biographies for those including Gertrude Stein, Cocteau, Dame Sybil Thorndyke and Strindberg. She is also known for her work as a novelist, writer of children's books, translator and lecturer. The biography of Dame Compton-Burnet is dedicated to another friend Margaret Jourdain. Miss Elizabeth Sprigge (Credit Image: Keystone Pictures USA/ZUMAPRESS)