27 May 1896
JC was born in Oxford
, the youngest in a family of girls.
JC published two novels this year, each of which reveals the limitations of a male character: Ithuriel's Hour
(re-issued as a paperback in 1949 as The Hour of the Angel—Ithuriel's Hour
) and probably her most successful work, High Table
, dedicated to Carola Oman
By November 1936
JC invented a new genre in children's literature with A Pony for Jean
, whose heroine was largely based on herself.
22 April 1961
JC died of heart failure soon after a bout of influenza, at the cottage hospital at Blandford
JC's final book, finished three weeks before her death and posthumously published the next year, was the detective story All is Discovered
, again about murder in a country village.