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During her life of over a century (she narrowly missed living from the nineteenth into the twenty-first) Naomi Mitchison averaged almost a book a year. She published novels, short stories, diaries, poetry, travel books, essays, and writing for children, all of them informed with the same vivid interest in the world around her and burning desire for its social betterment.
1 November 1897 Naomi Haldane (later NM) was born in the home of her maternal grandparents in Edinburgh. Bibliographic Citation link.
Easter 1931 NM published another historical novel, The Corn King and the Spring Queen, called by some her 'major' or 'best-known' work. Bibliographic Citation link.
November 1970 NM completed the draft of her second science fiction novel: Solution Three, then titled "The Clone Mums". Bibliographic Citation link.
August 1975 NM published her second science fiction novel: Solution Three (formerly "The Clone Mums"). Bibliographic Citation link.
By mid-June 1983 NM published Not By Bread Alone, another work of science fiction. Bibliographic Citation link.
31 May 1991 NM published two last books, both short historical novels: The Oath-Takers, set in ninth-century Europe, and Sea-Green Ribbons, set in seventeenth-century England. Bibliographic Citation link.
11 January 1999 NM died, aged a hundred and one. Bibliographic Citation link.
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