Mary Borden (1886–1968)

  • Yvonne M. Klein


Borden met and married her second husband, Major-General Sir Edward Spears, while both were serving on the Western Front. Between the wars, Borden continued her successful and prolific literary career, but when Germany invaded France in 1940, she rushed to be of service, organizing a field hospital service similar to the one she had run in the Great War. Journey Down a Blind Alley, published in 1946, records her disillusionment and anger at the French, whom she accuses of moral cowardice and collaboration with the Germans, as well as the opportunities and political complexities she faced as the wife of a highly-placed British official.


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yvonne M. Klein
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  1. 1.Dawson CollegeWestmountCanada

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