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Writing from the beginning of the twentieth century, Christopher St John produced novels, biography, and 'love-journals', as well as her work for the stage, for which she wrote translations, adaptations, and original plays. She is best remembered for the suffrage play How the Vote Was Won, co-written with Cicely Hamilton.
24 October 1871 Christabel Gertrude Marshall (later CSJ) was born in Exeter, at 38 High Street, the youngest of nine children. Bibliographic Citation link.
1900 CSJ published her first novel, The Crimson Weed, which takes its title from a transformation of the traditional symbol of the red rose. Bibliographic Citation link.
13 April 1909 CSJ and Cicely Hamilton's How the Vote Was Won, the most successful of the Edwardian suffrage plays, was first performed at the Royalty Theatre, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
20 October 1960 CSJ died from pneumonia connected with heart disease at Tenterden in Kent; she was in her late eighties. Bibliographic Citation link.
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