Jennifer Dawson entry: Overview screen.
21 January 1929
JD was born in South London
, where she also grew up. She was one of five children.
By February 1961
JD published her first and best-known novel, The Ha-Ha
, titled from the kind of fence which is sunken in order to make the barrier invisible.
14 October 2000
JD died of cancer at a hospice in Banbury
; she showed no fear of death, which she said she preferred to painful, artificially prolonged life.