Please Ms. Hawkes's books included "A Woman as Great as the World," a collection of fables and a science fiction novelette; "Journey Down a Rainbow," a personalized account of a visit to the United States written with Mr. Priestley; "Providence Island: An Archeological Tale"; "King of the Two Lands: The Pharaoh, Akhenaten," and "Dawn of the Gods," a study of Greece in the Bronze Age. Turner. The war saw Jacquetta and Christopher Hawkes separated for considerable periods, never a good thing for marriage. She divorced Mr. Hawkes, and in 1953 married Mr. Priestley. Once the Priestleys had settled in Alveston, Jacquetta, who had a strong sense of civic responsibility, became involved in local affairs. Oldest first, -1) ? At the end of her second year, as a particularly promising student, she was sent as a volunteer to her first serious excavation of a pre-Roman Celtic capital just outside the Roman town of Colchester. [37], Hawkes was the subject of several photographers, including Lord Snowdon.[38]. The book was regarded by some to be a belated product of the school of comparative religion founded by Sir James Frazer. With Christopher Hawkes, she co-authored Prehistoric Britain (1943) and with J. . "Jacquetta is an introvert," he said. Her first great success was A Land, published in 1953. What Jacquetta Hawkes wrote on the subject of religion enlightens the reader and leads to new avenues of thought. Over the next forty years Hawkes wrote prolifically, authoring bold and poetic books on archaeology, geology, and the history of humankind. It was late in 1957 that the Priestleys together with my husband Canon John Collins were instrumental in founding the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Her mother had trained as a nurse and had met her future husband when both were working at Guy's Hospital. In the 1970's she wrote "The First Great Civilizations: Life in Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley and Egypt," and atlases of ancient archeology and early human life. After Jack's death in 1982 Jacquetta moved to Littlecote, an attractive house in the Cotswold town of Chipping Camden. She was a writer, known for Shadows (1975), Lonely Shore (1964) and Monitor (1958). [32], She met Christopher Hawkes, her senior, on a dig during her studies at Cambridge, and married him when she was 22. From 1949 to 1951 she had been archaeological adviser to the Festival of Britain. . Looking for books by Jacquetta Hawkes? [19][20][21], 'A Land' is the work that Hawkes is most popularly known for. During and immediately after World War II, she held several government posts and was the founder of the United Kingdom Commission for Unesco. Are you sure you want to submit this vote? She was president of the Warwickshire CPRE (Council for the Preservation of Rural England) and a life trustee of the Shakespeare Birthday Trust.