Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Grace Stebbing (1840–1936)

Biography: Grace Stebbing was born in 1840 in London,the eighth child of the Rev. Henry Stebbing (1799–1883). Her father was a noted clergyman, poet, author, and editor. Her siblings included journalist William Stebbing, zoologist Rev. Thomas R.R. Stebbing, and novelist Beatrice Batty. An ardent churchwoman, she early dedicated herself to literature and dedicated a tithe of her earnings to charitable causes. Stebbing wrote numerous articles for family periodicals such as the Girl's Own Paper, The Quiver, and The Sunday at Home as well has dozens of historical novels and moral tales for young adult readers. In her long life, she knew many prominent persons including Carmen Sylva, the Queen Consort of Romania, and George Cruikshank. She never married and died in 1936.

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References: DNB (Henry Stebbing); Times (26 February 1936)

Titles:

  1. Walter Benn, and How He Stepped Out fo the Gutter.  1 vol.  London: The Book Society, 1876.
  2. James Sullivan: or, Ready for the Turn of the Tide.  1 vol.  London: The Book Society, 1877.
  3. Brave Geordie: The Story of an English Boy.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1879.
  4. The Year Through. Silverdale Rectory: or, The Golden Links.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1880.
  5. The Year Through. Only a Tramp: or, The Golden Links.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1880.
  6. Fun and Fairies: or, Those Four Little Girls.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1881.
  7. Faithful Georgie: A Tale of Australian Adventure.  1 vol.  London: Ward, Lock, 1882.
  8. Edward Bertram: or, The Emigrant Heir.  1 vol.  London: Marcus Ward, 1882.
  9. Gold and Glory: or, Wild Ways of Other Days.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1882.
  10. Winning an Empire.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1883.
  11. Lost her Shoe: and A Few Little Threads.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1883.
  12. How They Did: or, Those Four.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1883.
  13. What a Man Soweth.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1884.
  14. Graham McCall's Victory: A Tale of the Covenanters.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1884.
  15. In Wiclif's Days: or, A Safe Hiding Place.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1884.
  16. Our Bobby: or, A Sea Gift.  1 vol.  London: The Book Society, 1885.
  17. That Aggravating School-Girl.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1885.
  18. Among the Carbonari: The Adventures of Peyton Phelps with the Secret Society.  1 vol.  London: Hatchards, 1886.
  19. See for Yourself.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1886.
  20. Joe Underwood: or, Worth More Than the Sparrows.  1 vol.  London: Sunday School Union, 1887.
  21. The Jessamines.  1 vol.  London: Sunday School Union, 1888.
  22. Our Neighbour, Widow Yates.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1888.
  23. Never and Forever: or, The Catherine-Wheel Boy.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1889.
  24. In All Our Doings: The Golden Links of the Collects. A Story for Boys.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1889.
  25. A Will Made in Haste: or, Hal Baumgarten's Adventures in a New Texan Town.  1 vol.  London: Jarrold and Son, 1889.
  26. That Bother of a Boy.  1 vol.  London: Jarrold and Son, 1890.
  27. Wild Kathleen: or, Both Sides of the Channel.  1 vol.  London: Jarrold and Son, 1890.
  28. Lilla Thorn's Voyage: or, That for Remembrance.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1892.
  29. Sowing Sunshine: or, Sue Blake's Self-denial.  1 vol.  London: Jarrold and Son, 1894.
  30. Why Not?: or, Climbing the Ladder.  1 vol.  London: Jarrold and Son, 1897.
  31. May Malmesbury's Doubts.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1898.
  32. Old Ben's Little Girl, and Other Stories.  1 vol.  London: Jarrold and Son, 1900.
  33. James and George, and Other Stories.  1 vol.  London: Jarrold and Son, 1901.
  34. A Shawl for Mother, and Other Stories.  1 vol.  London: Jarrold and Son, 1901.