Geraldine Edith Mitton was a daughter of a Church of England clergyman. In 1920, she married, as his third wife, Sir James George Scott, a retired British colonial administrator in Burma, who was also a journalist and author. Under the pen name G.E. Mitton, she wrote travel books such as A Bachelor Girl in Burma (1907); biographies such as Jane Austen and Her Times (1905) and Captain Cook (1927); novels such as The Gifts of Enemies (1900) and The Opportunist (1902); and numerous guidebooks such as The Thames and The Fascination of London. She also edited book by her husband after his death, Scott of the Shan Hills (1936).