Radclyffe Hall (1880-1928) was born in Bournemouth. After an unhappy childhood, she inherited her father's estate and from then on was free to travel and live as she chose. She fell in love and lived with an older woman before settling down with Una Troubridge, a married sculptor. Hall wrote many books but is best known for The Well of Loneliness (1928), first published in 1928. This was an insightful book in lesbian literature and eventually became an international bestseller.