Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Mary Popham Blyth (1841–1915)
Biography: Mary Popham Blyth was born in 1841 in Beverley, Yorkshire, the daughter of the Rev. George Blanchard Blyth, the vicar of Newbald. Her eldest brother was George Francis Popham Blyth (1832–1914) the first Bishop of Jerusalem and the East. Blyth traveled in the East, including India (she may have traveled with her brother). In her teens, she wrote the poem A Legend of the Rhone (1858) and followed it years later with two novels: Antoinette: A Tale of the Ancien Régime (1888) and The Queen's Jewel: A Story of Queen Anne's Day (1889). She died in 1915 in Sussex.
References: British Census (1881, 1901); DNB (George Francis Popham Blyth)