Theodora Benson entry: Overview screen.
21 August 1906
Eleanor Theodora Roby Benson (who later wrote as TB) was born in Staffordshire
, the youngest but one in a family of four, whose youngest died in an accident at eight.
TB published her first novel, Salad Days
, with a dedication to her friend and future collaborator Betty Askwith
. The title-page quotes Shakespeare
Christmas Day 1968
TB died, aged sixty-two, of pneumonia while staying in the country with her sister Antonia, Lady Radcliffe