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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hon Emma Tennant (1937-2017)

_. The Hon Emma Tennant, who died 20 January, 2017, aged 79, was much married novelist and scion of the Barons Glenconner.

She was born 20 Oct, 1937, as the Hon Emma Christina Tennant, daughter of the 2nd Baron Glenconner (1899-1983), by his second wife the former Elizabeth Powell.

She married firstly, 1957 (div 1962), Sebastian Yorke, scion of the Earls of Hardwicke; married secondly, 1963 (div) Christopher John Penrice Booker, author and journalist; married thirdly, 1968 (div 1973), Alexander Claud Cockburn, descended from the Arbuthnot baronets; married fourthly, 2008, Tim Owens, writer.

Emma Tennant leaves a son from her first marriage, the author Matthew Yorke, a daughter, Daisy, from her third marriage, and a daughter, Rose, from her relationship with the publisher Michael Demspey.

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