Mary Lutyens, (1908-1999), official biographer for Krishnamurti
She was born Jul 31, 1908 in England, as the youngest child of Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens 1869-1944, an architect and Lady Emily Lutyens, an author, and the daughter of Edward Robert Lytton, Viceroy of India and first Earl of Lytton.
Her mother become a theosophist while Mary was an infant, and Mary was raised with Krishnamurti from the age of three. Mary fell in love with Krishna's brother Nitya and "...was much hurt when he seemed to ignore her." She studied at Queens College, London.
She was married first to Anthony Sewell from 1930 to 1945, and then married J G "Joe" Links, an art historian, on Jun 22, 1945. They remained married until his death in 1997.
From her first marriage she had a daughter Amanda who married John Pallant.
She wrote her autobiography in 1959. From 1975 to 1988 she wrote a three-volume biography of Krishnamurti, and in 1990 she penned The Life and Death of Krishnamurti. She wrote a biography of her father in 1980.
She died Apr 9, 1999 in London.
- She wrote a trilogy about the life of Krishnamurti
- To be Young: Some Chapters of Autobiography. Published by R. Hart Davis, London. 1959. 192 pages. OCLC 1522152
- Krishnamurti: The Years of Awakening, by Mary Lutyens; London, John Murray, 1975. This volume covers 1895 to 1935. Reprint, Avon/Discus (1983, 355 pages) ISBN 0380007347
- Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2007. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale. 2007. http://scplweb.santacruzpl.org:2117/servlet/BioRC
- Her obituary in The Independent, Apr 13, 1999