Dorothea Conyers was born in Fedamore, Co. Limerick as Dorothea Spaight Blood-Smyth (1873-1949). She married her first husband,
Charles Conyers, an army officer who was killed in action, in 1892. In 1917, John Joseph White became her second husband.
Dorothea Conyers is known for her humorous and lively stories of Irish sport. Some of her well-known works consist of her
The Thorn Bit (1900),
Lady Elverton's Emeralds (1909), a crime story with hunting passages;
For Henri and Navarre (1911) a historical tale,
The Boy, Some Horses and A Girl: A Tale of An Irish Trip (1903), a comedic story of Irish servants and a competition among three men to win an heiress with a desirable house and
stableyard in the west of Ireland, and
Sporting Reminiscences (1920), which can be considered the best source of information on her career. (source: "Conyers, Dorothea" The Oxford Companion
to Edwardian Fiction. Sandra Kemp, Charlotte Mitchell and David Trotter. Oxford University Press 2002. Oxford Reference Online.
Oxford University Press. UC - Los Angeles. 26 May 2011)
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