Ethel Cook Eliot's Biography (Books)
Ethel Cook Eliot the grandmother of T.S. Eliot (a sixth cousin of author Winslow Eliot an American writer, known as both Winslow Eliot and Ellie Winslow), wrote children's books (The House Above the Trees, The Wind Boy), teenage mysteries, and adult novels (Ariel Dances, Green Doors).
Many of Winslow Eliot's ancestors were also writers: she is the daughter of Alexander Eliot, former Art Editor of Time magazine, and the writer Jane Winslow Eliot. Her great-great-grandfather, Charles W. Eliot, was president of Harvard University for fifty years and revamped the American college Liberal Arts curriculum. He was also famous for establishing the Harvard Classics, a still-utilized "Five Foot Shelf" of essential books. Her great-great grandmother, Ada Davenport Kendall was a leading journalist who spent several months in prison for protesting in support of women's suffrage; she is a direct descendant of Edward Winslow, who came to America on the Mayflower. Another direct ancestor, John Eliot, translated the Bible into Algonquin in the seventeenth century. T.S. Eliot is a sixth cousin.
The Ethel Cook Eliot died in 1972, so her works in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 30 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.