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Writing in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Beatrice Harraden published seventeen novels, besides journalism and letters to the editor, short stories, a suffrage play and pamphlet, and children's books. Favourite topics with her, seemingly based in different ways on her personal experience, are female friendship, music and musicians, and illness.
24 January 1864 BH was born at 32 St John's Wood Park, an address in South Hampstead, the youngest child in a family of four. Bibliographic Citation link.
Early 1893 BH published a novel entitled (quoting from a song in Longfellow's Tales of a Wayside Inn, 1863) Ships that Pass in the Night, dedicated to her friends Agnes and John Kendall. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
May 1928 BH's final novel, Search Will Find It Out, appeared from another new publisher, Mills and Boon. It is titled from a line by Robert Herrick, duly quoted on its title-page. Bibliographic Citation link.
5 May 1936 BH died in a nursing-home at Barton on Sea in Hampshire, reportedly of delirium tremens. She was in her early sixties. Bibliographic Citation link.
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