9 June 1890
Edmée de la Pasture (later EMD) was born at Hove
, then a village near Brighton
Edmée de la Pasture initiated the pseudonym under which she became known, E. M. Delafield, with the publication of her first novel, Zella Sees Herself
27 September 1942
EMD completed her last novel, Late and Soon
. It was published by Macmillan
in April 1943 with a dedication to her friend Kate O'Brien
, who looked after her during her last months.
2 December 1943
EMD died at home in Devon
, apparently from cancer of the colon.