France, Ruth (1913–1968)

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France, Ruth (1913–1968)

New Zealand poet and novelist. Name variations: (pseudonym) Paul Henderson. Born June 12, 1913, in Canterbury, New Zealand; died Aug 19, 1968, in Christchurch, New Zealand; dau. of Francis Henry Henderson and Helena Jane Hayes; m. Arnold France, 1934.

Wrote Unwilling Pilgrim (1955), The Race (1958), Ice Cold River (1961) and The Halting Place (1961).