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Mary Agnes Hamilton published during the first half of the twentieth century, writing to support herself after a disastrous marriage and during a distinguished career in politics and the civil service. Many of her novels provide fictional treatments of topics that concerned her in public life: political charisma, pacifism, women's access to political activity. Her non-fiction includes books of history and geography, political analyses of the Labour Party the Trade Unions, and life-writing, most notably two successive volumes of autobiography, and the biographies of politicians including women who deserve to be better known for their activism. She calls her book about Newnham College a biography as well.
8 July 1882 Mary Agnes Adamson (later MAH) was born at 60 Parsonage Road in Withington, a suburb of Manchester, the eldest of her parents' six children.  Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
Probably late 1944 Mary Agnes Hamilton published Remembering My Good Friends, the first volume of her politically-charged memoirs; she had been writing it since 1939. Bibliographic Citation link.
19 September 1958 The Times Literary Supplement carried a review by MAH of F. W. Hirst. By his Friends, a volume of reminiscences about a distinguished writer, journalist, and anti-war campaigner who had also been her employer. Bibliographic Citation link.
10 February 1966 MAH died at a little past eighty, at 28 Kenilworth Road, Ealing, in West London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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