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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Lily Thicknesse

Author: Lily Thicknesse (1864–1852)

Alternate Name(s): Haynes (maiden name)

Biography: Lily Thicknesse was born in 1864 in Wood Green, the daughter of law publisher Robert W. Haynes. Interestingly, her next-door neighbor in the 1871 census was publisher William Tinsley. In 1889, she married solicitor Ralph Thicknesse and the couple lived in the London area. Under her married name, she published fiction and poetry including a contribution to the The Yellow Book. Her husband also wrote a collection of poems. She died on 17 November 1952 in Farnham.

References: British Census (1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911); DVPP; Probate

Fiction Titles:

  1. Egeria.  1 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1896.
  2. Two Sinners.  1 vol.  London: Downey, 1897.
  3. Stuff o' the Conscience.  1 vol.  London: James Bowden, 1899.