Although she worked as a book reviewer for Vogue magazine and as a writer for the Saturday Review, this twentieth-century author is remembered best for such feminist and socialist-themed works of fiction and non-fiction as, respectively, Give and Take: A Novel of Intrigue and The Nationalisation of Banking.
In the early 1900s, she studied at Newnham College, Cambridge University.
She was an active member of the Fabian Society, and she ran for political office as a Labour Party candidate.
She grew up in New Zealand and England as the daughter of prominent feminist and socialist Maud Pember Reeves and politician William Pember Reeves. She later married Rivers Blanco White, with whom she had a son named Thomas and a daughter named Justin.
Her affair with fellow author H.G. Wells resulted in an illegitimate daughter named Anna-Jane. Anna-Jane grew up believing that she was the daughter of Rivers Blanco White (whom Reeves had married while pregnant with Anna-Jane).