29 May 1912
PHJ was born at 53 Battersea Rise
, South London
, in a built-up area that had been fields when her grandfather built the house about thirty years before.
PHJ's poem "Chelsea
Reach" (whose title is that of a famous, atmospheric picture by Whistler
of this stretch of the River Thames) won the first annual poetry prize given by the Sunday Referee
By April 1935
PHJ published her first novel, This Bed Thy Centre
, written during an illness which gave her two months off her job at the bank.
18 June 1981
PHJ died after several strokes (she had emphysema), nearly a year after her second husband