Lindsay, Philip - Nutbrown Maid
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-01-27. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-01-27.
The plot of Philip Lindsay's historical novel The Nutbrown Maid combines that of the ballad of the same name with the story lines of a number of Robin Hood ballads. It all takes place c. 1350. According to a review in the TLS, the "characters are feverishly alive. If all lovers and parents in the fourteenth century had been so fanciful, perverse and changeable, probably no twentieth-century descendants would exist to read about them."
Criticism and reviews
- [Foss, Arthur A., et al.], reviews. 'The Historic Past in Fiction: From Rome to the New World', The Times Literary Supplement (25 Mar. 1939), Spring Books Section, p. xii
- [Harpur, Caldwell], review. 'Some Historical Stories', The Times Literary Supplement (11 Mar. 1939), p. 153