11 September 1889
Mary Dolling Sanders (who later wrote as AB) was born at Porters
, the seventh child of a seventh child (a fact in which she took some pleasure).
Early September 1911
AB wrote that she penned her first story, "Pepita's Miracle", on the Isle of Mull
off the coast of Scotland
immediately after hearing of her family's financial destitution
Ann Bridge published her final Julia Probyn spy novel, Julia in Ireland
, in the USA
after her usual British publisher, Chatto and Windus
, had turned it down.
9 March 1974
Ann Bridge (Mary Anne O'Malley) died at the age of seventy-five of bronchial pneumonia, at her home in Oxford