Boswell, Diane

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(1899-1995) UK pilot and author, with the Air Transport Auxiliary in World War Two. As with many female authors of the twentieth century, her surname, which she took on her first marriage in 1922, was not a pseudonym during her literary career, though she had legally become Diane Farnell (her second husband's surname) by the time of her war service. In her first novel, Posterity: A Novel (1926), mandatory devices to decrease the birth rate in humans (see Sex) create a Near Future Utopia with some problems. [JC]

Diane Boswell

born London: 27 March 1899

died Tidenham, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire: 13 April 1995

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