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Margaret Laurence (Canadian Novelist)
Date of Birth:
July 18, 1926
Date of Death:
January 5, 1987
Jean Margaret Laurence was a Canadian novelist and short story writer.
Born in Neepawa, Manitoba, Laurence was the daughter of solicitor Robert Wemyss and Verna Jean Simpson. Following the death of her mother when Laurence was four, Margaret Simpson, a maternal aunt, came to take care of the family. A year later, Simpson married her father and in 1933 they adopted a son, Robert. In 1935, Robert Wemyss Sr. died of pneumonia.