6 June 1901
JS was born Joyce Anstruther: she felt herself almost an only child, since her brother and only sibling was seven years older and went to boarding school.
Seventeen-year-old Joyce Anstruther achieved her first publication (with her mother's help): a poem in the Saturday Westminster Gazette
under the pseudonym 'Jan Struther', which in the end was to replace her name.
26 October 1939
JS published in book form Mrs. Miniver
, a collection of her sketches from the Times
Court Page; publishers had been vying for her since the second piece in the series appeared.
29 July 1940
edition of JS's Mrs. Miniver
appeared, and quickly looked set to outgo the British edition in popularity.
JS, in the lull after her mastectomy, wrote about 18,000 words of a travel book about America
which she had been planning for a dozen years, to be called "Cactus and Columbine".
20 July 1953
JS died in New York
of a brain tumour which had followed on her breast cancer.