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British Writers - Women

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  • Oriel Malet (1923 - 2014)
    Bohemian English novelist; friend of Dame Daphne Du Maurier, &c.
  • Barbara Skelton (1916 - 1996)
    Barbara Skelton, 79, British author best known for her books about her colorful life and loves. Her two volumes of memoirs--"Tears Before Bedtime" published in 1987, and "Weep No More" in 1989--offered...
  • Candida Rose Lycett Green (1942 - 2014)
    Candida Lycett Green (22 September 1942–19 August 2014) was a British author who wrote sixteen books including English Cottages, Goodbye London, The Perfect English House, Over the Hills and F...
  • Marie Adelaide Elizabeth Rayner Belloc Lowndes (1868 - 1947)
    Prolific English writer
  • Edith Nesbit (1858 - 1924)
    Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborat...

British Writers - Women

This project is a place to gather together profiles of British born women writers of all genres. Those with bold links have profiles on Geni. Links that are not bold are to other sources.

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Referrences and Sources

A

  • Kia Abdullah (b.1982) British novelist, writer and columnist.
  • Valentine Ackland ( English Poet1906-1969)
  • Elizabeth "Eliza" Acton (1799-1859) English Poet and cook
  • Sarah Fuller Flower Adams (1805-1848) English Poet
  • Kay Adshead (b 1954) British actress, poet, and playwright
  • Grace Aguilar
  • Joan Aiken
  • Mary Alcock
  • Maria Alford
  • Mabel Esther Allan
  • Marian Allen
  • Margery Allingham (1904-1966 English crime writer
  • Gillian Allnutt
  • Laurence Alma-Tadema
  • Elizabeth Frances Amherst (poet)
  • Jane Anger
  • Eva Anstruther
  • Daisy Ashford
  • Anne Askew (1520/1521 – 1546) English poet and Protestant condemned as a heretic - the only woman on record known to have been both tortured in the Tower of London and burnt at the stake.
  • Mary Astell
  • Judy Astley
  • Mary Anne Atwood
  • Harriet Auber
  • Penelope Aubin
  • Jane Austen
  • Katherine Austen
  • Valerie Austin
  • Pam Ayres
  • Shaista Aziz 1978-

B

  • Beryl Bainbridge
  • Sarah Bakewell
  • Joanna Baillie (1762-1851) Scottish Poet
  • Clara Lucas Balfour
  • Isabella Banks
  • Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743-1825) English poet and writer
  • Judi Barrett
  • Jane Barker
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Elizabeth Bath
  • Lucy Elizabeth Bather
  • Nina Beachcroft
  • Laura Beatty
  • Fran Beauman
  • Patricia Beer
  • Constance Beerbohm
  • Aphra Behn (1640-1689) English playwright, poet
  • Edith Maberly Bell
  • Mary Hayley Bell
  • Frances Bellerby
  • Melissa Benn
  • Stella Benson (1892–1933) was an English feminist, travel writer, and novelist.
  • Elizabeth Bentley (writer)
  • Juliana Berners
  • Tamasin Berry-Hart
  • Annie Besant
  • Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Jo Beverley
  • Elizabeth Bibesco
  • Julie Bindel
  • Carol Birch
  • Clementina Black
  • Malorie Blackman
  • Emilia Aylmer Blake
  • Regina Miriam Bloch
  • Evelyn, Princess Blücher
  • Enid Blyton
  • Lilian Helen Bowes Lyon
  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Anne Bradstreet
  • Charlotte Mary Brame
  • Barbarina Brand
  • Hannah Brand
  • Jane Brereton
  • Audrey Brettle
  • Vera Brittain
  • Penny Broadhurst
  • Lucy Broadwood
  • Frances Freeling Broderip
  • Anne Brontë
  • Charlotte Brontë
  • Emily Brontë
  • Elizabeth Brooke (writer)
  • Frances Brooke
  • Sylvia Brett
  • Jacintha Buddicom
  • Rosina Bulwer Lytton
  • Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849 –1924) English playwright and author
  • Frances Burney (1776–1828)
  • Sarah Burney
  • Muriel St. Clare Byrne

C

  • Ada Cambridge
  • May Wedderburn Cannan
  • Roxey Ann Caplin
  • Angela Carter
  • Elizabeth Carter
  • Elizabeth Cary, Lady Falkland
  • Sheila Cassidy
  • Jane Cavendish
  • Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Winifred Cawley
  • Dorothea Celesia
  • Sheila Chandra
  • Laura Ormiston Chant
  • Charlotte Charke
  • Elizabeth Charles
  • Maria Louisa Charlesworth
  • Clara de Chatelain
  • Erika Cheetham
  • Nora Chesson
  • Amy Childs
  • Mary Cholmondeley
  • Nazrin Choudhury
  • Catherine Christian
  • Agatha Christie
  • Lady Mary Chudleigh
  • Lucas Cleeve
  • Lucy Clifford
  • Caroline Clive
  • Kitty Clive
  • Kira Cochrane
  • Catharine Trotter Cockburn
  • Liza Cody
  • Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
  • Sara Coleridge
  • Mary Collier
  • Mary Collyer
  • Eliza Cook (1818-1889) English Poet
  • Lady Diana Cooper
  • Louise Cooper
  • Wendy Cope
  • Esther Copley
  • Julia Copus
  • Frances Cornford
  • Jane Cornwallis
  • Elizabeth Kerr Coulson
  • Hannah Cowley (1743-1908) English Playwright
  • Elizabeth Craven
  • Louise Creighton
  • Helen Cross
  • Ida Crowe married name Pollock
  • Annie Hall Cudlip
  • Nancy Cunard
  • Olive Custance

D

  • Charlotte Dacre
  • Sophie Dahl
  • Donna Daley-Clarke
  • Clemence Dane
  • Alicia D'Anvers
  • Julia Darling
  • Elizabeth Daryush
  • Janina David
  • E. M. Delafield, was a prolific English author
  • Mary Delany
  • Judi Dench
  • Ella Hepworth Dixon
  • Judith Drake
  • Agnes Mary Frances Duclaux
  • Alice Dudeney
  • Maureen Duffy (1933- ) English Poet, writer
  • Nell Dunn
  • Daphne du Maurier

E

  • Mary Emma Ebsworth
  • Jenny Eclair
  • Emily Eden
  • Elizabeth Egerton
  • Sarah Fyge Egerton
  • Elizabeth Eiloart
  • Caroline Alice Elgar
  • George Eliot
  • Elizabeth Raffald
  • Frances Minto Elliot
  • Charlotte Elliott
  • Elizabeth Clarke Wolstenholme Elmy
  • Elizabeth Elstob
  • Erastes (author)
  • Barbara Erskine

F

  • Violet Fane
  • U. A. Fanthorpe
  • Eleanor Farjeon
  • Vicki Feaver
  • Elaine Feinstein
  • Margaret Fell
  • Ellenor Fenn
  • Daphne Fielding
  • Penelope Fitzgerald
  • Penelope Fletcher
  • Elena Forbes
  • Mary Frampton
  • Anthea Fraser
  • Rose Fyleman

G

  • Viola Garvin
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Stella Gibbons
  • Elinor Glyn
  • Rumer Godden
  • Salena Godden
  • Jane Goldman
  • Jane Gomeldon
  • Jade Goody
  • Catherine Gore
  • Sheilah Graham Westbrook
  • Sarah Grand
  • Maxwell Gray
  • Frances Greville
  • Elizabeth Caroline Grey
  • Jane Griffiths (poet)
  • Elizabeth Grimston
  • Harriet Grote
  • Tanika Gupta

H

  • Grace Eleanor Hadow
  • Patricia Hall (novelist)
  • Marion Rose Halpenny
  • Cicely Hamilton
  • Sarah Jane Hamilton
  • Beatrice Harraden
  • Phyllis Hartnoll
  • Lucy Hastings
  • Frances Ridley Havergal
  • Mary Hays
  • Eliza Haywood
  • Lucy Herbert (writer)
  • Phoebe Hesketh
  • Georgette Heyer
  • Susanna Highmore
  • Miranda Hill
  • Susan Hill
  • Susan Hillmore
  • Barbara Hofland
  • Ethel Carnie Holdsworth
  • Jane Holland
  • Winifred Holtby
  • Teresa Hooley
  • Murry Hope
  • Lizzie Hopley
  • Frances Horovitz
  • Mary Howitt
  • Frieda Hughes
  • Mary Vivian Hughes
  • Rachel Hunter (author)
  • Allegra Huston
  • Catherine Hutton

I

J

  • Anna Jacobs
  • Frances Jacson
  • P. D. James
  • Rosemary Hawley Jarman
  • Gertrude Jekyll
  • Elizabeth Jennings
  • Geraldine Jewsbury
  • Elizabeth Jocelin
  • Pamela Hansford Johnson
  • Sabrina Johnson
  • Elizabeth Jolley
  • Jenny Joseph
  • Margaret Jourdain

K

  • Frances Kazan
  • Emily Sheila Kaye-Smith born on 4 February 1887 at Battle Lodge, 9 Dane Road, St Leonards. She was the eldest daughter of Edward Kaye-Smith, a local doctor. - writer
  • Fanny Kemble
  • Margery Kempe
  • May Kendall
  • Lena Kennedy
  • Anne Killigrew
  • Dorothy Kilner
  • Mary Ann Kilner
  • Harriet King (poet)
  • Phyllis King
  • Magdalen King-Hall
  • Mary Kingsley
  • Dorothy Koomson

L

  • Lady Caroline Lamb
  • Mary Lamb
  • Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802-1838) English poet, novelist
  • Emilia Lanier
  • Angela Lansbury
  • Joanna Laurens
  • Mary Leapor
  • Harriet Lee
  • Sophia Lee
  • Rosamond Lehmann
  • Charlotte Lennox
  • Doris Lessing
  • Winifred Mary Letts
  • Denise Levertov
  • A. E. Levett
  • Amy Levy
  • Naomi Lewis
  • Lolly Willowes
  • Jane C. Loudon
  • Ada Lovelace
  • Mina Loy
  • Jane Lumley
  • Sylvia Lynd

M

  • Rose Macaulay
  • Mary (Molly) MacCarthy
  • Julia Maitland
  • Bathsua Makin
  • Richmal Mangnall
  • Delarivier Manley
  • Mary E. Mann
  • Ruth Manning-Sanders
  • Elizabeth Marshall (cook)
  • Ellen Buckingham Mathews
  • Mary Meeke
  • Louisa Anne Meredith
  • Charlotte Mew
  • Alice Meynell (1847-1922) English poet, essayist
  • Grace Mildmay
  • Barbara Mitchel-Hill
  • R. J. Mitchell (author)
  • Diana Mitford
  • Jessica Mitford
  • Mary Russell Mitford
  • Nancy Mitford
  • Geraldine Monk
  • Elizabeth Montagu
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
  • Florence Montgomery
  • Susanna Moodie
  • Susan Moody
  • Hannah More
  • Favell Lee Mortimer
  • Iris Murdoch
  • Anne Mustoe

N

  • Constance Naden
  • Violet Needham
  • Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 1858 – 1924) was an English author and poet who published books for children under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote The Railway Children. Also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later connected to the Labour Party.
  • Frances Neville
  • Adela Florence Nicolson
  • Laura Noble
  • Caroline Sheridan Norton (1808-1877) English poet, novelist
  • Frances Norton, Lady Norton
  • [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Norton_(author) Mary Norton] née Pearson (1903 – 1992), English author of children's books

O

  • Olive Moore
  • Edith Olivier
  • Carola Oman
  • Julian Orde
  • Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi (1865 – 1947) British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian noble origin. She is most known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel.
  • Alice Oswald
  • Ouida
  • Mary Oxlie

P

  • Mez Packer
  • Ruth Padel
  • Christabel Pankhurst
  • Emma Parker
  • Harriet Parr
  • Eliza Parsons
  • George Paston
  • Jill Paton Walsh
  • Lucy Peacock
  • Sarah Phelps
  • Katherine Philips
  • Ruth Picardie
  • Sarah Piers
  • Mary Pilkington
  • Fiona Pitt-Kethley
  • Ruth Pitter
  • Jocelyn Playfair
  • Anne Plumptre
  • Elizabeth Polack
  • Elizabeth Polwheele
  • Eve Pollard
  • Eleanor Anne Porden
  • Anna Maria Porter
  • Jane Porter
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Rhoda Power
  • Philippa Powys
  • Nancy Price
  • Diana Primrose
  • May Probyn
  • Adelaide Anne Procter

R

S

  • Lady Margaret Sackville
  • Vita Sackville-West
  • Dorothy L. Sayers (1893 – 1957)
  • Roslyn Schwartz
  • Jane Scott (theatre manager)
  • Mary Scott (poet)
  • E. J. Scovell
  • Mary Seacole
  • Anna Seward
  • Anna Sewell (30 March 1820 – 25 April 1878) author of Black Beauty
  • Lady Jane Seymour
  • Lady Margaret Seymour
  • Olivia Shakespear
  • Jo Shapcott
  • Mary Shelly (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) the author of Frankenstein
  • Louisa Henrietta Sheridan
  • Ariane Sherine
  • Mary Martha Sherwood
  • Fredegond Shove
  • Nerina Shute
  • Mary Sidney
  • Marjorie Lynette Sigley
  • Una Lucy Silberrad
  • May Sinclair
  • Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell
  • Zoë Skoulding
  • Mrs. Alexander Fraser
  • C. Fox Smith
  • Charlotte Turner Smith
  • Dorothy Gladys "Dodie" Smith (1896 – 1990) English novelist and playwright. - novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
  • Stevie Smith
  • Laura Solon
  • Caroline Anne Southey
  • Ester Sowernam
  • Dame Muriel Spark, DBE ( 1918 – 2006) Scottish novelist
  • Rachel Speght
  • Lillian Spender
  • Patricia St. John
  • Pauline Stainer
  • Vera Stanley Alder
  • Mariana Starke
  • Barbara, Lady Stephen
  • Anne Stevenson
  • Mary Stewart (novelist)
  • A. M. W. Stirling
  • Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne
  • Agnes Strickland
  • Lady Louisa Stuart
  • Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Tabitha Suzuma
  • Steph Swainston
  • Netta Syrett
  • Mitzi Szereto

T

  • Catherine Tate
  • Ann Taylor (poet)
  • Jane Taylor (poet)
  • Elizabeth Thomas (poet/novelist)
  • Flora Thompson
  • Rosemary Tonks
  • Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna
  • Carol Topolski
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • Anna Trapnell
  • P. L. Travers
  • Iris Tree
  • Viola Tree
  • Violet Trefusis
  • Rose Tremain
  • Sarah Trimmer

U

  • Jenny Uglow
  • Evelyn Underhill
  • Florence Kate Upton
  • Alison Uttley born Alice Jane Taylor (1884- 1976)

V

  • Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
  • Margaret Veley
  • Frances Parthenope Verney
  • Elizabeth Vesey
  • Dorothy Vicary
  • Salley Vickers

W

  • Rekha Waheed
  • Priscilla Wakefield
  • Annie Louisa Walker
  • Mary Augusta Ward
  • Rosamund Marriott Watson
  • Camilla Way
  • Anna Weamys
  • Mary Webb
  • Augusta Webster
  • Sue Welfare
  • Dorothy Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington
  • Jane West
  • Rebecca West - Journalist and Novelist
  • Jacqueline Wheldon
  • Marjorie Whitaker
  • Dorothy White
  • Florence White
  • Maggy Whitehouse
  • Kit Whitfield
  • Isabella Whitney
  • Anna Wickham
  • Harriette Wilson
  • Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea
  • Claudia Winkleman
  • Jacqueline Winspear
  • John Strange Winter
  • Jane Wiseman
  • Mary Wollstonecraft (Mary Godwin 1759-1797)
  • Ellen Wood (author)
  • Margaret Louisa Woods
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Dorothy Wordsworth
  • Jennifer Worth 25 September 1935 – 31 May 2011
  • Lady Mary Wroth
  • Petronella Wyatt 1968-
  • Rachel Wyatt 1929-
  • Evie Wyld

Y

  • Jane Yardley
  • Ann Yearsley
  • Margaret Yorke
  • E. H. Young