Mary E. Mann

(1848—1929) writer

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(1848–1929) married Fairman Joseph Mann. Daughter of a merchant in Norwich, she published more than forty volumes of fiction to 1917, many of them set in Norfolk. Her early fiction was anonymously published in the early 1880s; the first seems to have been The Parish of Hilby: A Simple Story of A Quiet Place. Her Edwardian fiction includes Among the Syringas (1901), which appeared with the motto ‘Who's born a woman is born a fool’, Rose at Honeypot (1906), about a love affair between a married woman and a gamekeeper, The Sheep and the Goats (1907), about a flirt who after various trials marries a clergyman, and Astray in Arcady (1910), a series of letters from a country village. Wolff records, rather surprisingly, that she and M. E. Braddon expressed admiration for each other's works.

From The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction in Oxford Reference.

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