Cornwallis-West, G

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(1874-1951) UK author, as well known for his marriages as for his fiction, his first (1900-1913) being to Jennie Churchill (1854-1921), mother of Sir Winston Churchill, whom he deserted for Mrs Patrick Campbell (1865-1940) as she was about to star in the London premiere of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion in 1914, and whom he deserted in turn in 1919, leaving huge debts behind. In his Near Future sf novel, The Woman Who Stopped War (1935), Mary Sarn – who has already lost her lover in World War One – sacrifices her virtue to a war-friendly man of wealth in order to gain money to fund the Women's Save the Race League as another conflict threatens. War is halted. But was it worth the cost? [JC]

Major George Frederick Myddleton Cornwallis-West

born Ruthin, Wales: 14 November 1874

died London: 1 April 1951

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