After spending her youth in France, this gifted authoress came to this country, and in 1896 married Mr. Frederic Sawrey Lowndes, M.a. She was then twenty-eight years of age, and seven years previously had published her first book, anonymously, which was an edition of the Life and Letters of Charlotte Elizabeth, Princess Palatine. It was not until 1904 that her first novel, " The Heart of Penelope," was published, and since then she has written eight others. Mrs. Lowndes is the sister of Mr. Hilaire Belloc, who has represented Salford in the House of Commons since 1906, and is himself an author of repute. Mrs. Lowndes is also descended through her mother from Joseph Priestley, of whom she possesses some interesting memorials, including the prism with which he made certain discoveries, and a curious contemporary picture of; his house being sacked by a Birmingham mob. Mrs. Lowndes lives at Westminster, and is a member of the Writers' Club.

Mrs. Belloc Lowndes W. H. Barnett

Mrs. Belloc Lowndes W. H. Barnett