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Helen Douglas-Irvine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Douglas-IrvineHelen Douglas Irvine (born Helen Florence Douglas-Irvine on February 29, 1880; died 1947) was a Scottish novelist, historian and translator. She was one of the first female graduates of St Andrews University, having read History, near her family home Grangemuir, near Pittenweem in Fife.

She was was one of the Douglases of Grangemuir, the daughter of Walter Douglas-Irvine and Anne Frances Lloyd, granddaughter of Lord William Robert Keith Douglas (the younger brother of both Charles Douglas, 6th Marquess of Queensberry and John Douglas, 7th Marquess of Queensberry).

She died from pneumonia in Chile whilst researching a book on early Spanish colonial life.

She was a contributing author to the Victoria County History.

Her works include:

Novels

Magdalena (1936)
Fray Mario (1939)
Mirror of a Dead Lady (1940)
Angelic Romance (1941)
Sweet is the Rose (1944)
77 Willow Road (1945)
Torchlight Procession (1946)

Historical Writing

Royal Palaces of Scotland (1911)
History of London (1912)
The Making of Rural Europe (1923)

Translations

(with W.D. MacInnes) Emile Legouis and Louis Cazamian, A History of English Literature (1926)

 

 

 

 

 

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