7 October 1886 or 1887
Marguerite Florence Laura Jervis (whose later pseudonyms included that of Countess Barcynska) was born at Henzada
(then part of British India
), the eldest of three surviving children.
The earliest dated 'Oliver Sandys' novel, The Woman in the Firelight
, was finished a few weeks after Marguerite Jervis's wedding, using the idea of a good woman's bad life which her husband
By May 1928
Writing as 'Oliver Sandys', HB published another novel, Vista, the Dancer
, dedicated to Kitty Cunningham, "for her loyalty and devotion."
10 March 1964
HB died of heart failure at Shrewsbury
By early July 1964
HB's final, posthumous novel was again issued as by 'Oliver Sandys': it is Madame Adastra
, set largely in the world of hospitals and nursing.