Iremonger, Lucille (d’Oyen) (ca.
British novelist, journalist, and broadcaster who was highly
regarded for her thoughtful examinations of history, politics,
and parapsycology. Born in Jamaica around 1920, Iremonger
received her M.A. at Oxford University (1939) with honors. She
was awarded the Society of Women Journalists’ Lady Britain
trophy for the best book of the year in 1948 for It’s A Bigger Life
and that same year received the Lady Violet Astor trophy for
the best article of the year. She was also awarded the Silver Musgrave
Medal (Jamaica) for her contributions to literature relating
to the West Indies (1962). Occult themes were woven into
many of her writings, including West Indian Folk Tales Anansi
Stories (retold for English children; 1956) and The Ghosts of Versailles
Miss Moberly and Miss Jourdain and Their Adventure—A
Critical Study (1957), an account of an alleged 1901 sighting of
Marie Antoinette at Versailles.
Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 1999. Reproduced
in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.
The Gale Group. March 2000. (httpwww.galenet.comservlet
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.

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