Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Anne Elliot (1856–1941)
Biography: Anne Elliot was born in 1856 in Newcastle, the daughter of surgeon Henry Elliot and his wife Ann. Her elder sister Emma Elliot (as "Margery Hollis") also wrote novels. Anne, along with her sister, was educated at home. In the late 1870s, Anne and Emma operated a private school in Jesmond, Northumberland, and both later worked as governesses. In the 1880s, Anne turned to fiction with Dr. Edith Romney (1883), a novel about a lady doctor in a small town. She followed this with a dozen more, many of which feature independent career-minded women. Emma followed her example and wrote a handful of novels. By 1901, the two sister lived together in Burnham Sutton, Norfolk. She never married and died in 1941 in Burnham Norton.
References: British Census (1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911); Kemp