At the Circulating Library Author Information: Mrs. Atkyns

Author: Mrs. Atkyns (birth and death dates unknown)

Biography: This author cannot be traced. Note: Several sources such as Boase and Blain attribute these four novels to Anna Atkins (neĆ© Children) (1799–1871). At least one of the novels, Murder Will Out, was clearly advertised under the name "Mrs. Atkyns." It is unlikely Atkins wrote these novels.

References: Blain; Boase; Larry Schaaf, "The First Photographically Printed and Illustrated Book," PBSA 73 (1979)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Perils of Fashion: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1852.
  2. The Colonel: A Novel of Fashionable Life.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1853.
  3. Murder Will Out: A Story of Real Life.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1859.
  4. A Page from the Peerage.  2 vol.  London: Longman, 1863.