Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
(1903-1974) UK journalist and author, active from the early 1920s; around 1940, briefly George Orwell's partner. In 1941 she rented a garage flat from H G Wells, who evicted her when she introduced him to Orwell, soon after the publication of the latter's "Wells, Hitler and the World State" (August 1941 Horizon). She is of sf interest for Born Old, Died Young (1932), a Near Future tale describing en passant some advances in Transportation evident in 1940; the story deals with the effects on its protagonist of undergoing treatment from a Professor of Rejuvenation. [JC]
Beatrice Inez Lisette Padget Holden
born Wellesbourne, Warwickshire: 21 November 1903
died London: 30 May 1974
- Born Old, Died Young (London: Duckworth, 1932) [hb/]
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