1919-48; b. Belfast; became superintendent of kitchens (i.e., chief catering
officer) at TCD; her works incl. That Men May Eat (1939), a novel,
and We Saints and Scholars (1943), stories and sketches; a plaque
to her was destroyed during student demonstrations [var. a fire] in TCD Dining Hall in the 1980s and has been reinstated.
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That Men May Eat (Belfast: Quota 1939),
292pp.; We Saints and Scholars (London: Heath Cranton 1943), 136pp.
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Desmond Clarke, Ireland in Fiction [Pt II] (Cork: Royal
Carbery 1985), lists novels, That Men May Eat (Belfast: Quota 1939),
292pp. [Ginnett Ayetoun, b. Antrim, loves Ulster Volunteer, who goes to
the bad in the war; she becomes superintendent in Dublin club; poss. autobiographical]; We Saints and Scholars (London: Heath Cranton 1943), 136pp. [twelve
stories and sketches set in time of war, from liberal loyalist standpoint;
incl. Irish Stew; The Home Guard; The College
Neophyte; Kitchener [a terrier pup]; Christmas
Eve [Butler fills stockings for the servants]; The Excursion
Train [to Belfast]; A Hunting We Will Go [love surmounts
Hyland Catalogue (1995) lists That
Men May Eat (Belfast 1939).