In her well-known study of sexuality, Sex and Common Sense
, MR argued that sex is not base but is a noble act of creation, and, more significantly, that women possess sexual instincts and must be allowed to act on them.
MR's autobiography, A Threefold Cord
, which largely focuses on her unconventional, platonic, three-way relationship with the Rev. Hudson Shaw
and his wife Effie
, appeared three years after Shaw's death.
30 July 1956
At seventy-nine years of age, MR died at home in London
after a long, unspecified illness.