Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, eds. Sarah Macnaughtan entry: Overview screen within Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Online, 2006. <//orlando.cambridge.org/>. 27 May 2020.
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Sarah Macnaughtan began her writing career in 1894 with a short story in the London magazine Temple Bar, and published her first novel in 1898. She went on to publish further short stories and highly popular novels that often enjoyed multiple editions on both sides of the Atlantic. She wrote memoirs on her childhood, her travels abroad, and most famously on her nursing experiences during the first World War.
26 October 1864 SM was born at Downhill Gardens in Partick (now a part of Glasgow), Lanarkshire, Scotland. Bibliographic Citation link.
1894 Sarah Macnaughtan published her first short story, called "Tom Cophetua", a modern reworking of a traditional Cinderella-like legend, in Temple Bar. Bibliographic Citation link.
February 1907 SM brought out The Expensive Miss Du Cane, a work of feminist cast which became one of her best-known novels alongside Christina M'Nab and A Lame Dog's Diary. Bibliographic Citation link.
By late October 1915 After she had volunteered as a war nurse for almost a year, SM published A Woman's Diary of the War, a book based on the actual journals she had been keeping during the first World War. Bibliographic Citation link.
July 24, 1916 SM died of a combination of pernicious anaemia and celiac disease (or 'sprue') at her home, 1 Norfolk Street, Park Lane West, London, but not before being given the honour of becoming a Lady of Grace of the Order of St John of Jerusalem.  Bibliographic Citation link.
By late April 1919 Through John Murray, SM's My War Experiences was published posthumously by her niece Betty Keays-Young, or 'Mrs. Lionel Salmon' as she is called on the title-page. Bibliographic Citation link.
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