Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Alfred Thomas Story (1841–1934)
Biography: Alfred Thomas Story was born in 1841 at North Cave, near Hull. He was first apprenticed to a printer before turning to a career in journalism. Story corresponded from Germany during the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71) and witnessed the Commune in Paris. After returning to England, he worked for various newspapers, including ones in Northampton and Hanley, served as the correspondent for the New York Herald, and managed the Paris Morning News. He then edited for several years Phrenological Magazine. A prolific writer, he wrote history, travel, essays, poetry, fiction, and artist biographies. He died in 1934 at the age of 93 at Horsham, Sussex.
References: Times (9 November 1934)