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date: 26 March 2023

Coleridge, Lady (Marguerite) Georginafree

Coleridge, Lady (Marguerite) Georginafree

Born 19 March 1916; d of 11th Marquess of Tweeddale; m 1941, Arthur Coleridge (d 1988), yr s of John Duke Coleridge; one d; died 25 March 2003

Editor, Homes and Gardens, 1949–63


home, abroad as a child


Freelance writer, Harpers Bazaar, etc, 1936; joined National Magazine Co.: Circulation Dept, 1937; Advertisement Dept, 1938; joined Country Life, 1945; Dir, Country Life Ltd, 1962–74; Dir, George Newnes Ltd, 1963–69; Publisher: Homes and Gardens; Woman’s Journal, 1969–71; Ideal Home, 1970–71; Dir, Special Projects, IPC Women’s Magazines, 1971–74; Consultant: IPC Women’s Magazines, 1974–82; Public Relations Counsel Ltd, 1974–85 (Dir, 1978–85). Chairman: Inst. of Journalists (London Dist), 1954, Fellow 1970; Women’s Press Club, 1959 (Pres., 1965–67); Mem., Internat. Assoc. of Women and Home Page Journalists, 1968–74; Associate, Women in Public Relations, 1972; Associate Mem., Ladies Jockeys Assoc. of GB, 1973; Founder Mem., Media Soc. Ltd (Inst. of Journalists Foundn), 1973–76. Member: Information Cttee, Brit. Nutrition Foundn, 1975–79; Information Cttee, RCP, 1977–81. Co-Founder, 1959, and Founder Vice-Pres., Women of the Year Lunch; Vice-Pres., Greater London Fund for the Blind, 1981; President: Dale Youth Club, N Kensington, 1978; Friends of Moorfields, 1981–92. Freeman, Stationers and Newspapermakers’ Co., 1973


Grand Smashional Pointers (book of cartoons), 1934; I Know What I Like (clichés), 1959; That’s Racing, 1978; many features for various jls


Racing, writing, cooking; nothing highbrow