Flora L[ouisa] Shaw

1851-1929 [Miss Flora Louisa; later Lady Lugard]; b. Dublin, dg. British general; ed. privately; rebelled against family in early 1880s, worked with W. T. Stead on Pall Mall Gazette, and later with him on The Times, becoming head of colonial dept.; special journalistic commissions throughout the Empire; m. Sir Frederick Lugard, colonial admin.; refugee work in WWI; Castle Blair (1878), successfully recalls her Irish childhood and won Ruskin’s enthusiastic praise (‘good ... lovely ... true ... noble ... noble’); lively romances incl. Hector (1883), for Young People; A Sea Change (1885); Colonel Cheswick’s Campaign (1886), domestic repercussions of war in Egypt. SUTH

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