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China provided a centre not only for Mildred Cable's life but also for her writing. Of her nineteen works, published in the first half of the twentieth century, most describe her experiences as a traveller, and all are influenced by her missionary work. She is sole author of only one book; Francesca French is co-author of her others. Although she wrote biographies, children's books, and missionary guides, Mildred Cable is best known for her much-praised travel narratives, including an autobiography written in the third person.
21 February 1878 MC was born in Sydenham Road, Guildford, Surrey. Bibliographic Citation link.
1917 MC's first published work, The Fulfilment of a Dream of Pastor Hsi's, The Story of the Work in Hwochow, appeared in London. Bibliographic Citation link.
1942 MC and Francesca French published their most popular travel book, The Gobi Desert. Bibliographic Citation link.
1952 Why not for the World?: The Story of the Work of God through the Bible Society, MC's last publication, appeared through the British and Foreign Bible Society. It was again co-written with Francesca French. Bibliographic Citation link.
30 April 1952 MC died at 13 Buckingham Mansions, West End Lane, London; she was the first of 'the Trio' to die, although she was the youngest. Bibliographic Citation link.
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