GE published her first book, Keynotes
(six stories in a striking cover by Aubrey Beardsley
), to make much-needed money. The volume achieved instant success, establishing her as what was soon to be called a 'New Woman' writer.
12 August 1945
GE died in a nursing home at Crawley
: having presumably fallen, she was "found . . . dead at the bottom of the stairs."
She had probably suffered a minor stroke weeks or months before this.