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Marie Belloc-Lowndes Biography

(1867–1947), I, too, Have Lived in Arcadia, Where Love and Friendship Dwelt

British novelist and autobiographer, born in London, brought up mainly in France. The older sister of H. Belloc, she wrote several volumes of memoirs, including I, too, Have Lived in Arcadia (1941), Where Love and Friendship Dwelt (1943), and The Merry Wives of Westminster (1946). She worked as a journalist for W. T. Stead and for Oscar Wilde; and of her many novels The Lodger (1913), based on the case of Jack the Ripper, is considered a minor classic. The Diaries and Letters of Marie Belloc-Lowndes 1911–1947, edited by her daughter Susan (1971), gives a picture of her life as a member of literary and fashionable society in the early years of the century.

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