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Name Emma Frances BROOKE ,  Birth Female; 22 Dec 1844; Limefield , Bollington, Cheshire UK Baptism 9 March 1845; St Christopher's Church, Pott Shrigley, Cheshire UK Death 28 Nov 1926, age 81; Weybridge, Surrey UK Burial Addlestone cemetery, Surrey UK Education Newnham College , Cambridge, (women only college) 1872-1874 (first intake on its opening) Occupation Writer, socialist promoter and social activist, Fabian , feminist Residence Limefield, Bollington Hollin Hall, Kerridge 40+ years in London, UK Father Joseph BROOKE I (1803 - 1872) Mother Ann SWINDELLS (1807 - 1849)
Happy Valley: Brooke family Unmarried, no issue
Notes for Emma Frances BROOKE
Emma was a popular Victorian and Edwardian novelist with titles such
Sir Elyot of the Woods, A Superfluous Woman, The House
Robershaye, The Engrafted Rose, The Confession Of Stephen
Whapshare, Susan Wooed And Susan Won, A Fair Country
Also used a
nom de plume, E Fairfax Byrrne. Note
initials as her own name; though not the same spelling, Byrrne is the
Scottish word for a brook.
A Superfluous Woman, has been edited with added
Barbara Tilley and republished in 2017. See the
Happy Valley: Brooke family
page. See the book flyer at A Superfluous Woman .
2 April 1911 (census day) living in a boarding house at 6 Pembroke
Kensington, London UK; Occupation: Author
32. Email, Barbara Tilley, 29 October 2010
70. Email, Barbara Tilley research, 02 June 2012
Person record last updated: 9 July 2020
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