Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Arthur Williams Marchmont (1852–1923)
Biography: Arthur William Marchmont was born in 1852 in London, the son of the Rev. Henry Marchmont. He attended Pembroke College, Oxford, where he took a degree before entering Lincoln's Inn. He left law and turned to journalism, editing the North Eastern Daily Gazette and the Lancashire Daily Post. In the mid-1890s, he left journalism to devote himself to fiction. In total, he wrote some 35 novels which often featured exciting plots and foreign settings. In 1892, he married but the couple had no children. Marchmont died in 1912 in Bath a fortnight after his wife Fanny.
References: British Census (1881, 1901); Times (3 July 1923); Wellesley; Who's Who (1907)