1 November 1885
Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell (who later wrote as MB) was born in a cottage on Hayling Island
. Her "birth hour was between the days of All Saints and All Souls,"
as she writes in her autobiography.
22 December 1952
MB died, after suffering a serious concussion from a fall in her bedroom.
25 January 1954
MB's only novel published posthumously, The Man with the Scales
, relates the story, with supernatural elements, of a man who becomes obsessed with revenge.