(1876–1971). Trained as a painter at Heatherley's and in Paris, he moved from designing book covers to composing serial romances. His first novel was Mc Stodger's Affinity (1896); his eighth, The Little Hour of Peter Wells (1913), is about a clerk whose life is transformed by finding a dead pierrot in Covent Garden market. In later life Whitelaw became an inventor of games (including Lexicon and Monarchy), wrote plays for stage and television, and was editor of the London Magazine.
From The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction in Oxford Reference.