Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Harriet Mary Capes (1849–1936)

Alternate Name(s): Magdalen Brooke (pseudonym)

Biography: Sister of novelist Bernard Capes (1854–1918). Capes wrote children's books, worked as a translator, and promoted the Sunday School movement. She was also a friend of novelist Joseph Conrad. The Story of Eleanor Lambert (1891) was her only book for adults. She never married and died in 1936.


References: Kemp (Bernard Capes); Sutherland (Bernard Capes)


  1. The Story of Eleanor Lambert.  1 vol.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1891.