Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Nona Maria Stevenson Bellairs (1824–1897)
Biography: Nona Maria Stevenson Bellairs was born in 1824 in Bedworth, Warwickshire, the daughter of Rev. Henry Bellair (died 1872), the rector of Bedworth and later vicar of Hunsingore, Yorkshire. She never married. Bellairs wrote numerous religious-themed short tales—such as The Father's Hope; or, The Wanderer returned (1857) and An Old Woman's Story; or, Trust in Trial (1859)—and one longer novel Redmarsh Rectory: A Tale of Life (1858). In addition, she wrote travel and popular botany books. She died in 1897 in Hampshire.
References: British Census (1881); Times (20 April 1872; 17 May 1897)