Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Mary Eliza Bramston (1841–1912)

Biography: Mary Eliza Bramston was born in 1841 in Witham, Essex, the daughter of the Very Rev. John Bramston, the Dean of Winchester (1804–89). She lived in Winchester for forty years and wrote upwards of forty religious-themed books, beginning with the anonymous three-volume novel Erick Thorburn (1869). Her obituary opined, "Of her books, of her interest in the higher education of women, it has been said that to be with her in her home was an education in itself." She never married and died in 1912 in St. Cross.

References: Allibone; Burke; Times (10 February 1912)

Titles:

  1. Erick Thorburn.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1869.
  2. Espérance: A Story of the Siege of Rouen.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1870.
  3. Cecy's Recollections: A Story of Obscure Lives.  1 vol.  London: Alexander Strahan, 1870.
  4. A Steadfast Woman.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1871.
  5. The Panelled House: A Chronicle of Two Sisters' Lives.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1872.
  6. Boys and Girls.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1874.
  7. The Carbridges: A Suburban Story.  1 vol.  London: Frederick Warne, 1874.
  8. Ralph and Bruno.  2 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1875.
  9. Country Maidens.  1 vol.  London: Marcus Ward, 1875.
  10. Rosamond Ferrars.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1875.
  11. For Faith and Fatherland.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1876.
  12. The Snowball Society: A Story for Children.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1877.
  13. Em: or, Spells and Counter-Spells.  1 vol.  London: Marcus Ward, 1877.
  14. Blue Bell.  1 vol.  London: Marcus Ward, 1878.
  15. The Thorn Fortress: A Tale of the Thirty Years' War.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1879.
  16. Missy and Master: A Story for Girls.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1881.
  17. Home and School: A Story of School-girls. Sequel to The Snowball Society.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1883.
  18. A Woman of Business.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1885.
  19. Toads and Diamonds, and Other Tales.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1885.
  20. The Heroine of a Basket Van.  1 vol.  London: National Society's Depository, 1886.
  21. Everingham Girls.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1886.
  22. Uncle Ivan: or, Recollections of Fifty Years Back.  1 vol.  London: National Society's Depository, 1887.
  23. Silver Star Valley.  1 vol.  London: National Society's Depository, 1888.
  24. Mavis.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1888.
  25. Apples of Sodom: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Walter Smith, 1889.
  26. In Hiding.  1 vol.  London: Walter Smith, 1889.
  27. Wanted a Sphere.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1890.
  28. A Pair of Cousins.  1 vol.  London: National Society's Depository, 1890.
  29. Dangerous Jewels.  1 vol.  London: National Society's Depository, 1890.
  30. Abby's Discoveries.  1 vol.  London: National Society's Depository, 1891.
  31. Neal Russell: The Story of a Brave Man.  1 vol.  London: Sonnenschein, 1891.
  32. The Adventures of Denis.  1 vol.  London: National Society's Depository, 1892.
  33. Lottie Levison: A Story of South London.  1 vol.  London: National Society's Depository, 1892.
  34. Five Victims: A Schoolroom Story.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1892.
  35. The Wild Lass of Estmere, and Other Stories.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1893.
  36. Winning his Freedom.  1 vol.  London: National Society's Depository, 1893.
  37. Their Father's Wrong.  1 vol.  London: National Society's Depository, 1895.
  38. Shaven Crown: A Story of the Conversion of the Surrey Border.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1895.
  39. Too Fair a Dawn.  2 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1896.
  40. The Story of a Cat and a Cake During the Thirty Years' War.  1 vol.  London: National Society's Depository, 1896.
  41. Punch, Judy, and Toby: A Tale.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1896.
  42. Miss Carr's Young Ladies: A Story.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1897.
  43. Told by Two.  1 vol.  London: National Society's Depository, 1898.
  44. The Lady of the Loaf.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1899.
  45. The Villagers in Town.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1900.
  46. Bugle Minor.  1 vol.  London: National Society's Depository, 1900.
  47. The Banner of Saint George: A Picture of Old England.  1 vol.  London: Duckworth and Co., 1901.
  48. Golden-Hearted.  1 vol.  London: S.P.C.K., 1901.