Iris MacFarlane

Iris Macfarlane was born in 1922 and married Donald Macfarlane in 1941. She had won an Open Scholarship to Oxford at the age of 17, but her mother, wishing to marry her off, never told her until the end of her life. This success occurred despite a very interrupted education at many schools. So this highly intelligent mind was trapped in a tea-planter's wife, married off at 18 and with three young children in war-time India by the age of 24. She spent more than twenty years in India. A keen...See more