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Though Ray Strachey published three novels between 1907 and 1927 (and a volume of history in collaboration with her husband), most of her writing is non-fictional and reflects her deep commitment to women's suffrage, women's employment, and other political issues. Her nonfiction includes biographies of suffrage leaders, countless essays and broadcasts, and The Cause, an excellent history of the women's movement, for which she is best remembered. Bibliographic Citation link.
4 June 1887 Rachel Costelloe (later RS) was born at 40 Grosvenor Road in London, the elder of the two girls in her family. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 21 November 1907 Under her birth name, Ray Costelloe, RS published The World at Eighteen, a novel. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 25 October 1928 RS published The Cause: A Short History of the Women's Movement in Great Britain, dedicated to Millicent Fawcett, whose life-story was part of its subject. Bibliographic Citation link.
16 July 1940 RS died in the Royal Free Hospital in London, in her early fifties, of heart failure, following an operation to remove a fibroid tumour. Bibliographic Citation link.
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