1897-1999, British writer, b. Scotland, educated at Oxford; daughter of the biologist J. S. Haldane
. She wrote many types of novels on a variety of subjects. They include historical novels set in ancient Greece and Rome, such as The Bull Calves
(1945); fantasies, such as Graeme and the Dragon
(1954); and documentary novels set in Scotland or Africa, such as Swan's Road
(1954). She was active in local government in Scotland (1947-1976) and was tribal adviser to the Bakgatla of Botswana.
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