01/13/1998 at 12:00 AM EST

Penelope Mortimer, 81, whose semi-autobiographical stories (including her 1962 novel "The Pumpkin Eater") explored the emotional impact of failing marriages among the British upper classes, Tuesday, in London . . . Jessie Lee Foveaux, 100, whose 1998 autobiography "Any Given Day: The Life and Times of Jessie Lee Brown Foveaux" (originally intended to be read by family members only) brought her fame and fortune at the age of 98, Saturday, in Manhattan, Kan. Her memoir depicted her life raising eight children during the Depression and her struggle to endure marriage to an abusive, alcoholic husband.

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