Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, eds. Susan Tweedsmuir entry: Overview screen within Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Online, 2006. <http://orlando.cambridge.org/>. 23 January 2022.
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Susan Tweedsmuir, still Susan Buchan and married to a more famous author, John Buchan, began publishing in collaboration with him. From their joint novel, published just after the First World War, she continued on her own to biography, books for children, and plays, then to a novel of her own. As a widow she authored a travel book, edited unpublished work by her husband, returned to novel-writing, and found her niche (since much of her work is dominated by recovery of the past) with three volumes of slight and apparently haphazard (but charming) memoirs that took the form of retrospective essays.
By June 1882 Susan Charlotte Grosvenor (later ST) was born in London, the elder of two sisters. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
October 1966 ST completed her three slender volumes of heterogenous and idiosyncratic memoirs with the publication of The Edwardian Lady, dedicated to her daughter Alice. Bibliographic Citation link.
21 March 1977 ST died at the age of ninety-four, after thirty-seven years of widowhood. Bibliographic Citation link.
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