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Marjorie Wilenski was born 6 June 1889.

She attended the University of London just before World War I. She later married art critic and historian Reginald Wilenski, and the couple lived in St. John’s Wood, London.

In 1939, just before the war that provided the setting for her one novel, Table Two, she was employed at a department store. The setting of the novel itself, which followed in 1942, strongly suggests she took on important war work in London during the conflict.

Marjorie Wilenski died 25 May 1965.

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“It’s awful to think that there are nine of us here to-day at this table and in six months’ time we may all be dead,” said Miss Purbeck. “There were thousands killed last night, so the bus conductor told me.”

“You certainly are our little ray of sunshine,” said Elsie scornfully.

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