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Beginning a few years before the First World War (in which she was a pacifist), Gladys Henrietta Schütze published about thirty novels, mostly as 'Henrietta Leslie'. Her typical writing is naturalistic fiction with a strong sense of social and political issues, but one or two of her works are experimental in symbolic style. She wrote a number of plays which never reached print; worked as a journalist, and published three travel books. Her autobiography appeared during the Second World War.
6 July 1884 Gladys Henrietta Raphael (later Schütze), an only child, was born at 42 Portland Place, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
By late August 1930 GHS's best-known novel appeared: Mrs. Fischer's War, about an experience which she herself had endured, of prejudice and rejection by her own society as the Other, as allegedly alien and unpatriotic. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
19 July 1946 GHS died in Switzerland, at the Salem Hospital in Bern, only three weeks before her husband followed her. Bibliographic Citation link.
November 1946 A little book of reminiscences by GHS, Go as You Please. Memories of People and Places, appeared posthumously, under the name of 'Henrietta Leslie', in the year that she died. Bibliographic Citation link.
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