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Mavor [married name Hodson], Elizabeth Osborne (1927–2013), novelist, biographer, and editor  

Gabriele Griffin

Kingston (1964) was Mavor's account of the life of Elizabeth Chudleigh , who made an early marriage that was never dissolved. Her second husband, the duke of Kingston , left her well provided for in his will which was contested, and as part of the related proceedings she was tried for bigamy. Mavor produced a vivid portrait of a spirited woman who sought to direct her own affairs through strategic relationships, and who was an effective and successful property speculator in England , France , and Russia. Mavor [ married name Hodson] , Elizabeth Osborne ( 1927–2013