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Weston, Christine

Blanche Cox Clegg

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Weston, Christine (31 August 1904–03 May 1989), novelist, was born Christine Goutière in Unao, India, the daughter of Georges Goutière, a lawyer, and Alicia Wintle. Georges Goutière’s family were French indigo planters; Alicia Wintle was the daughter of an English army officer. Christine Goutière was taught mostly at home, learned to read at four, wrote stories at four and a half. Because of World War I and the danger of traveling, she was not sent to a Belgian convent for schooling as planned. She went instead to a convent school in the hills near her home. Miserable there, she kept running away and finally was withdrawn. Her education after that took place mainly in her father’s law library, among his books. Except for short visits to England, she lived in India until she married Robert Weston, an American, in 1923 and they went to the United States to live in Maine. Robert Weston died in the early 1950s. Weston married Roger Griswold in 1960; he died in 1973....

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