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BirthFemale; 22 Dec 1844; Limefield, Bollington, Cheshire UK
Baptism9 March 1845; St Christopher's Church, Pott Shrigley, Cheshire UK
Death28 Nov 1926, age 81; Weybridge, Surrey UK
BurialAddlestone cemetery, Surrey UK
EducationNewnham College, Cambridge, (women only college) 1872-1874 (first intake on its opening)
OccupationWriter, socialist promoter and social activist, Fabian, feminist
ResidenceLimefield, Bollington
Hollin Hall, Kerridge
40+ years in London, UK
Web Page Happy Valley: Brooke family

Emma Frances BROOKE b.1844 Emma Frances Brooke b.1844, pictured in 1909

Unmarried, no issue

Notes for Emma Frances BROOKE

Emma was a popular Victorian and Edwardian novelist with titles such as: Sir Elyot of the Woods, A Superfluous Woman, The House of Robershaye, The Engrafted Rose, The Confession Of Stephen Whapshare, Susan Wooed And Susan Won, A Fair Country Maid.

Also used a nom de plume, E Fairfax Byrrne. Note same initials as her own name; though not the same spelling, Byrrne is the Scottish word for a brook.

Emma's book, A Superfluous Woman, has been edited with added notes by Barbara Tilley and republished in 2017. See the Happy Valley: Brooke family web page. See the book flyer at A Superfluous Woman.

2 April 1911 (census day) living in a boarding house at 6 Pembroke Square, Kensington, London UK; Occupation: Author


32.  Email, Barbara Tilley, 29 October 2010
70.  Email, Barbara Tilley research, 02 June 2012

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