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Stanley, Dorothy

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1855-1926) UK painter who worked as Dorothy Tennant and author, married to the explorer Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904). In her World War One novel, Miss Pym's Camouflage (1918), an essentially fantasy device – Invisibility at will, without any explanation – is applied with considerable wit as Miss Perdita Pym demonstrates her powers to the War Office (see Women in SF), is sent as a spy to Germany, engages in various adventures, and returns with valuable secrets. [JC]

Lady Dorothy Tennant Stanley

born London: 5 October 1855

died London: 5 October 1926

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