Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Phoebe M. Feilden (1830–1897)
Biography: Phoebe Margaret Feilden was born in Walton-le-Dale, the daughter of the Rev. Randle Henry Feilden and Phoebe Sarah Arbuthnot (herself the daughter of Sir Robert Arbuthnot). Her father was the incumbent of Walton-le-Dale and later rector of St. Lawrence, Isle of Wight. Little is known of her early life. In her forties, she turned to fiction by writing a two juvenile works, Lost and Found (1870) and Ellie and the Little White Deer (1870), and two novels for adults, Grantham Secrets (1875) and Fellowship Unbroken (1876). She never married, lived with her mother and sisters, and died in 1897 in London.
References: British Census (1871, 1881)