High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Olivia Shakespear, (born Olivia Tucker; 17 March 1863 - 3 October 1938), was a British novelist, playwright, and patron of the arts. She wrote six books that are described as "marriage problem" novels. Her works sold poorly, sometimes only a few hundred copies. Her last novel, Uncle Hilary, is considered her best. She wrote two plays in collaboration with Florence Farr.