Eldershaw, Flora (1897–1956)

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Eldershaw, Flora (1897–1956)

Australian novelist and literary critic. Name variations: (joint pseudonym with Marjorie Barnard) M. Barnard Eldershaw. Born Flora Sydney Patricia Eldershaw in Sydney, Australia, 1897; died Sept 20, 1956; dau. of Henry and Margaret Eldershaw; educated at Wagga Wagga; graduate of Sydney University, 1918; never married but romantically linked with Frank Dolby Davison; no children.

Became hugely successful writing fiction with Marjorie Barnard under the pseudonym M. Barnard Eldershaw; though Barnard was the stronger writer, often edited and created the storyline, and shepherded works to publication, a process that Barnard abhorred; also wrote literary criticism on her own.

See also Women in World History.

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