English writer, historian and political analyst
Born in Cambridge, she was educated at Roedean School, Sussex, and studied classics at Girton College, Cambridge. A socialist and feminist, she taught for a time at St Paul's School, London, before becoming a researcher for the Fabian Society, where she met G D H Cole. They married in 1918 and together they wrote An Intelligent Man's Review of Europe Today (1933), A Guide to Modern Politics (1934) and 29 detective stories. In addition she wrote many distinguished works including The Makers of the Labour Movement (1948) and a highly acclaimed biography of Beatrice Webb (1945).