Backhouse, Elizabeth (b. 1917)

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Backhouse, Elizabeth (b. 1917)

Australian author. Born Elizabeth Backhouse, May 21, 1917, in Northam, Western Australia; dau. of Hilda (Booth) Backhouse and William Backhouse; never married; no children.

Wrote 1st novels while serving with Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WWII), including In Our Hands (1940) and The Sky Has Its Clouds (1943); lived in England after the war, working for Korda Films; returned to Australia (1951); published novels Death Came Uninvited (1957), Death Climbs a Hill (1963) and The Web of Shadows (1966); turned to writing for stage and tv; published Against Time and Place (1990), which provides an anecdotal history of her parents' families, several of whose members emigrated from England; also wrote The Thin Line (1968) and The Fourth Picture (1974).

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