A poem by EN entitled "A Year Ago" appeared in Good Words
; it is her earliest work in print that biographer Julia Briggs
has been able to track down.
With Five Children and It
, one of EN's best-known children's books, she embarked on another trilogy about a new family of children.
By 18 May 1922
EN's final novel, The Lark
, is set in and around a house called Cedar Court, which is modelled on Well Hall
and her own efforts to make a big, dilapidated house pay its way.
4 May 1924
EN died. Though her disease mystified her doctors, it now seems clear from her symptoms that she died of lung cancer, after years of heavy smoking.