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Canadian war poet Frank James Prewett (nicknamed “Toronto”) was born August 24, 1893 near Mt. Forest, Ontario on his maternal grandfather’s farm. This son of Arthur H.

Writer 1893 Feb 24th 1962 Feb 16th
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Francesca Allinson (known as Fresca) was born Enid Ellen Pulvermacher Allinson in 1902.  She was the fifth child of early whole foods advocate Dr T.R.

Female Writer 1902 Aug 20th 1945 Apr 7th
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Frances Partridge (née Marshall) attended the progressive school Bedales where she became a good friend of Julia Strachey (whose biography she would later write).  After graduating from Newnham College, Cambridge University, in

Female Translator, Writer 1900 Mar 15th 2004 Feb 5th
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Marjorie Thomson


From Nicola Wilson and Helen Southworth, 'Women Workers at the Hogarth Press (c. 1917-25)', Women in Print, vol 2 (Peter Lang, 2022)

Female Manager
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Best known for work on Shelley. Married Edmund Blunden in 1933 (after her HP book published, 1929), divorced 1945 (no children).

Female Critic, Writer 1906 1971
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Victoria [Vita] Mary Sackville-West, poet, novelist, and horticultural journalist, was born on 9th March 1892 at Knole, near Sevenoaks, and died on 2nd June 1962 at Sissinghurst.

Female Translator, Writer 1892 Mar 9th 1962 Jun 2nd
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Willa Muir, née Wilhelmina Johnston Anderson, was called Minnie as a child and sometimes published under the name Agnes Neill Scott.

Female Translator, Writer 1890 Mar 13th 1970 May 22nd
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Charlotte Mary Mew (1869-1928) was a poet, fiction writer, and dramatist born in Bloomsbury, London on November 15th, 1869 to architect Frederick Mew (1833-1898) and his wife, Anna Maria Kendall (1837-1923). Mew’s childhood was altogether a happy one.

Female Poet, Writer 1869 Nov 15th 1928 Mar 24th
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Caroline Jane Mary


C.J.M. Hubback worked as a translator for Sigmund Freud in the 1920s. Beyond this, little else was known until recently.

Female Translator, Writer 1871 Aug 17th 1959
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            Angelica Vanessa Garnett (née Bell) was born on December 25th, 1918 in Charleston, Sussex and died on May 4th, 2012 in Aix-en-Provence.

Female Artist, Book Illustrator, Writer 1918 Dec 25th 2012 May 4th
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E. M.


Although best known for Diary of a Provincial Lady (1930), and its humorous portrait of a harassed, self-deprecating housewife, Delafield wore many other hats in her relatively short but busy life.

Female Biographer, Critic, Journalist, Novelist, Travel Writer 19 June 1890 11 December 1943
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Olive Moore is a mystery. She first appears on the literary record in the 1920s as a journalist, penning at least 37 articles forthe Daily Sketch, a British tabloid, from 1923 to 1934.

Female Journalist, Novelist 21 February 1901 24 November 1979
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Rebecca West was born Cicely Isabel Fairfield in 1892.

Female Critic, Journalist, Writer 1892 Dec 21st 1983 Mar 15th
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Few people know of Beatrice Hastings today, although she was one of modernism’s most complicated and memorable figures.

Female Editor, Writer 27 January 1879 30 October 1943
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D. Whyte

Little is known about the personal life of the enigmatic author Anna D. Whyte. Believed to be born in 1909 in New Zealand, many of her early and later years remain a mystery.

Female Novelist 1909
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Alice Christiana Gertrude Meynell (née Thompson) was born near London but spent much of her childhood in Italy, where the Thompson family could live more cheaply than in England.[1] Her parents provided Alice and her sister Eli

Female Editor, Poet, Writer October 1847 27 November 1922
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Ruth Manning-Sanders (née Ruth Vernon Manning), writer, was born on 21st August 1886 in Swansea and died on 12th October 1988 in Penzance. She was the third and youngest daughter of John Edmondson Manning, a Unitarian minister, and Emma Manning (neé Browne Brock).

Female Writer 1886 Aug 21st 1988 Oct 12th
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Blanche Wolf Knopf was an American publisher who served as vice president and director of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. from 1918 to 1957 and was the firm’s president from 1957 until her death in 1966.

Female Publisher 30 July 1894 4 June 1966
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Fredegond Shove (née Maitland) was born at Downing College, Cambridge in 1889.

Female Poet, Writer 1899 1949 Sep
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‘I caught Alix in profile & saw her old, masterly, advanced’, wrote Virginia Woolf in her diary (Diary 2:135-136) and she was right: Alix Strachey was to become masterly and advanced but her role as one of the first Br

Female Translator, Writer, Psychoanalyst 4 June 1892 28 April 1973