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Elizabeth De la Pasture had a successful career as a popular playwright (few of whose dramas reached print) and novelist. She also wrote short stories for periodicals, and a single story for children which had great success a generation after her death. After being active through the last decade of the nineteenth and first decade of the twentieth century, she published almost nothing after her second marriage except for editing a collection of colonial memoirs. She is often confused with her better-known daughter, who wrote as E. M. Delafield and whose second given name was Elizabeth.
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1866 Elizabeth Bonham (later EDP) was born at Naples in Italy. Bibliographic Citation link.
November 1907 EDP issued The Unlucky Family, a book for children illustrated by Edward Tennyson Reed, which some critics believe to be far her finest work. Bibliographic Citation link.
15 July 1910 Elizabeth De la Pasture's one-act play The Unlucky Family (based on her children's book of the same title) was first performed in a matinée at His Majesty's Theatre, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
30 October 1945 EDP died at nearly eighty, having outlived her second husband by four years and her famous daughter by two. Bibliographic Citation link.
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