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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Eleanor Frances Blakiston

Author: Eleanor Frances Blakiston (1819–1879)

Biography: Eleanor Frances Blakiston was born in 1819 at Mobberly Hall in Cheshire, the eldest daughter of John Blakiston. Her father was the son of Sir Matthew Blakiston, 2nd baronet, served in the Indian army, and was the sole survivor of a regiment massacred in the mutiny at Vellore (1806). She live the majority of her life near her birthplace. In her forties, she wrote three romance novels: Great Catches: or, Grand Matches (1861), Hearts are Trumps (1862), and Do Well and Doubt Not (1867). She never married and died in 1879 in Vale Bank, Knutsford.

References: Boase; Times (6 August 1879)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Great Catches: or, Grand Matches.  2 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1861.
  2. Hearts are Trumps.  2 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1862.
  3. Do Well and Doubt Not: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1867.