Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Sarah Stredder (1831–1910)
Biography: Sarah Stredder was born in 1831 in Royston, Cambridgeshire, the daughter of upholster Edward Stredder and Mary Abbott. She was one of five siblings: her brother William (who followed his father into business), schoolteacher Ann, author Eleanor, and Harriet. None of them married and Sarah lived with one or more of her siblings for the rest of her life. She contributed to periodicals and wrote two novels: The Fate for a Year (1863) and To Have and to Hold (1884). Late in life, she co-wrote Shrouded in Mystery (1901) with her sisters Eleanor and Harriet. She died in 1910 in Kent.
References: British Census (1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911); Probate