Katharine Burdekin (1896-1963) born as Katharine Penelope Cade received popularity as a British book writer. Burdekin published speculative fiction mostly and focused on spiritual-social themes. Her novels became known to illustrate feminist dystopian or utopian fiction topics. She used various pen names, for example, Murray Constantine and Kay Burdekin during her writing career. Burdekin lived in Spondon, Derbyshire as a child, and she received an education from a governess at her home. She resided at their home called The Homestead until she joined Cheltenham Ladies’ College.
She married Beaufort Burdekin in 1915 and had two daughters. The family relocated to Australia and published her first book named Anna Colquhoun (1922). After she and her husband separated, Burdekin returned to live in Cornwall. She published Swastika Night (1937) and Venus in Scorpio (1940).
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