Nicolette Devas

Life
1912-1987 [neé McNamara]; b. Co. Clare; dg. Francis MacNamara of Doolin Hse., Co. Clare, from whom her mother separated under duress, raised nr. Fordingbridge; ed. Slade Art College; m. Anthony Devas (d.1958); with her sis. Caitlin, who m. Dylan Thomas; wrote novels, Bonfire (1958); Nightwatch (1961); Black Eggs (1970). also memoirs of artistic and literary society in Two Flamboyant Fathers (1966) and Susannah’s Nighingales (1978); m. Rupert Shepard, 1965; here was a Times obituary (20 May, London). DIW DIL2

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Works
Fiction, Bonfire (London: Chatto & Windus 1958); Nightwatch (London: Chatto & Windus 1961); Black Eggs (London: Collins 1970); Pegeen Crybaby (priv. 1986), ill. Rupert Shepard.

Autobiographies, Two Flamboyant Fathers: Reminiscences of Francis Macnamara and Augustus John (London: Collins & Carvill 1966); Susannah’s Nightingales: A compnaion to Two Flamboyant Fathers (London: Collins & Carvell 1978).

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