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Doreen Wallace published fifty-four books spanning 1918 to the 1970s, of which forty-five were novels, Bibliographic Citation link.   nearly all set in East Anglia and so sometimes ranked as regional. They contain enough romance to make them in their day extremely popular, but also address social issues like higher education for women, rural poverty, and social mobility. She also published stories, journalism, and non-fiction including a gardening book, quirky and knowledgeable studies of areas of Britain, and a vivid account of her activism in the campaign against tithes. Her poetry and autobiographical writings remain (apart from early verse) mostly unpublished.
18 June 1897 DW was born in the village of Low Lorton in Cumberland (near Cockermouth). She remained an only child. Bibliographic Citation link.
By late April 1934 DW, in the midst of her own and her husband's personal and practical struggle with the Tithe Laws, published with Victor Gollancz a controlled but furious polemic entitled The Tithe War.  Bibliographic Citation link.
18 June 1988 This is at least the official date of DW's poem "Ninety-First Birthday Ode", which is among other things an argument for euthanasia or the right to die. Bibliographic Citation link.
22 October 1989 DW died of bronchopneumonia at her home in Diss at the age of ninety-two. Bibliographic Citation link.
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