Author Naomi Mitchison was born - On this day in Scottish history


01 November 2021
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imports_CESC_0-wrrkystg-100000_98868.jpg Author Naomi Mitchison was born - On this day in Scottish history
Author, poet and politician Naomi Mitchison was born on 1 November, 1897. ...

Naomi Mitchison, author, poet and politician was born in Edinburgh on 1 November, 1897. During her lifetime, Mitchison wrote more than ninety books, including historical novels and science fiction.

Mitchison was the only girl at her school - Dragon School in Oxford, then became a VAD nurse during World War One. Mitchison was a campaigner for women's issues and a lifelong Socialist, and wrote more than ninety books, including The Conquered (1923), The Corn King and the Spring Queen (1931), and We Have Been Warned (1935). Naomi was the mother of six children: (Geoffrey 1918-27), Denis (1919-2018), Murdoch (1922-2011), Lois (1926-), Avrion (1928)-), Valentine (1928-), Clemency (1940 - died shortly after birth).

She died in 1999 at the age of 101 at her home - Carradale House in Kintyre. She was survived by five of her six children.

Naomi Mitchison timeline

1 November 1897 - Naomi Mitchison born in Edinburgh

1916 - Married Gilbert Richard Mitchison

1923 - First novel published, named The Conqueror

1932 - Visited the Soviet Union and subsequently wrote We Have Been Warned

1981 - Appointed CBE

11 January 1999 - Naomi Mitchison died at the age of 101

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