British writer. Besieged by a condition likely to be bipolar depression, she swung from mania to deep depression. However, her ambition to write helped her overcome the bouts. She & her husband, Leonard, founded Horgarth Press, became publishers and were influential in the writing world of her time. She died in 1941 by drowning herself. She dreaded another bout of mental breakdown.
"They weren't opposites, they were so alike. The sad thing is John isn't with us anymore and who knows what would have happened. You know, it’s the press. You read about history and you know it’s not really what happened… that’s why I’m glad I got pictures of them smiling together and I got to show people that, you know, they loved each other… they were friends, and it was deeper than any of us will ever know." _ Linda Eastman, Lady McCartney