, who began publishing shortly before the First World War, produced three clear-eyed and unsentimental novels about the predicament of the modern woman (including the difficulty of reconciling her sexuality with the social world). Her fourth and last novel, which is highly satirical, deals with the political, or rather the bureaucratic, world of men. After that she shifted into non-fiction, publishing monographs on banking, politics, psychology, and non-religious philosophy. She was also the author of periodical articles, and probably an unacknowledged collaborator with H. G. Wells
on another book, in the same areas.