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Kate O'Brien

Kate O'BrienBorn: 3-Dec-1897
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: 13-Aug-1974
Location of death: Canterbury, Kent, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Lesbian
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: Ireland
Executive summary: The Land of Spices

Father: Thomas O'Brien (d. 1916)
Mother: Catherine (d. 1902 cancer)
Husband: Gustaaf Renier (Dutch journalist, m. 1923, div. 1923 or 1924)

    High School: Laurel Hill Convent
    University: University College Dublin (1919)
    Teacher: St. Mary's Convent, Hampstead, London

    The Guardian Foreign Language Translator
    Bankruptcy 1960

Author of books:
Without My Cloak (1931, novel)
The Ante-Room (1934, novel)
Mary Lavelle (1936, novel)
Farewell Spain (1937, travelogue, political in nature)
Pray for the Wanderer (1938, novel)
The Land of Spices (1941, novel)
The Last of Summer (1943, novel)
That Lady (1946, novel)
Theresa of Avila (1951, biography)
The Flower of May (1953, novel)
As Music and Splendour (1958, novel)
My Ireland (1962)

Wrote plays:
Distinguished Villa (1926)


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