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Dame Margaret Isabel Cole (1893-1980), Writer on socialism; wife of George Douglas Howard Cole

Sitter in 7 portraits
Socialist; Secretary, Labour Research Department (1917-25). With her husband, G. D. H. Cole, she established the Society for Socialist Inquiry and Propaganda (1930) and the New Fabian Research Bureau (1931). In addition to works on politics, economics and Labour history she and G. D. H. Cole jointly wrote twenty-nine detective novels.

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Dame Margaret Isabel Cole

by Stella Esther Bowen
oil on board, circa 1944-1945
NPG 5936