Jean Rhys
(1890-1979)

woman and writer

Died aged c. 89

Jean Rhys, CBE (/riːs/; born Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams; 24 August 1890 – 14 May 1979) was a British novelist who was born and grew up in the Caribbean island of Dominica. From the age of 16, she was mainly resident in England, where she was sent for her education. She is best known for her novel Wide Sargasso Sea (1966), written as a prequel to Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. In 1978, she was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her writing.

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Jean Rhys 1890-1979 writer lived here in Flat 22 1936-1938

Paultons House, Paultons Square, Chelsea, SW3 5DU, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1936-1938)