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Ray Strachey, née Costelloe (4 June 1887 – 16 July 1940) was a British novelist, born Rachel Costelloe in London, England. [1 ]
Early life [ edit ]
She was the elder of the two girls in her family. She married at Cambridge on 30 May 1911 the civil servant
Oliver Strachey, elder brother of the biographer Lytton Strachey of the Bloomsbury group; other siblings in the Strachey included psychoanalyst James Strachey and novelist Dorothy Bussy . Ray's mother-in-law was Jane, Lady Strachey, a well-known author and supporter of née Strachey women's suffrage who co-led the Mud March of 1907 in London.
Most of her publications are non-fiction and dealt with
women's suffrage issues. She is most often remembered for her book The Cause. Papers of Rachel Pearsall Conn Strachey (also known as Ray Strachey, née Costelloe) (1887–1940) are held at The Women's Library at London Metropolitan University.
She died in the
Royal Free Hospital in London in her early fifties of heart failure, following an operation to remove a fibroid tumour.
Publications [ edit ]
The World at Eighteen
Shaken By The Wind
Biographies [ edit ]
Hannah Whitall Smith; Ray Strachey,*A Quaker Grandmother: Hannah Whitall Smith*(1914)
Millicent Garrett Fawcett
Non-fiction about women's roles [ edit ]
Women's Suffrage and Women's Service
Careers and Openings for Women
Our Freedom and Its Results
References [ edit ]
^ Brown, Susan (2008). "Ray Strachey entry". Susan Brown, Patricia Clements, Isobel Grundy (The Orlando Project) . Retrieved 12 January 2010.
External links [ edit ]