Author: Margaret Bessie Cross
Author: Margaret Bessie Cross (1867–1950)
Biography: Margaret Bessie Cross was born in 1867. In the 1890s, she began writing novels beginning with Thyme and Rue (1890) and wrote nine others. She also wrote at least one play, Mrs. Waterlow Chaperons produced at the Royal Court Theatre in 1911. Cross became a member of the British Red Cross, going on to become assistant director and director (in 1924) of the Junior Red Cross. The year before she retired she received a M.B.E. for her work (1942). She never married and died in 1950.
References: Times (28 March 1950)
- Thyme and Rue. 2 vol. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1890.
- Stolen Honey. 2 vol. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1892.
- The Saffron Robe. 3 vol. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1893.
- Newly Fashioned. 2 vol. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1895.
- Blind Bats. 1 vol. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1897.
- Love and Olivia: Being the Sentimental Troubles of a Clever Woman. 1 vol. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1899.