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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Sophia Tandy

Author: Sophia Tandy (1824–1868)

Alternate Name(s): S. T. C. (pseudonym)

Biography: Sophia Tandy was born in 1824 in Bristol, the daughter of William Tandy and his wife Ann. According to her obituary, she spent her life writing religious-themed fiction for the young and actively working among the poor. Her published works inexplicably appear under the pseudonym "S. T. C." What the last initial stands for remains a mystery since she never married. Her brother John Mortimore Tandy married the author Mary Ann Hubert Tandy and her novels often get attributed to her or vice versa. She died in 1868 in Bristol.

References: Bristol Times (31 October 1868); British Census (1841, 1851, 1861)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Janet Gray: or, Life as it Meets Us.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1860.
  2. Waggie and Wattie: or, Nothing in Vain.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1864.
  3. The Little Doorkeeper: or, Patience and Peace.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1865.
  4. The Harleys of Chelsea Place: or, In Union is Strength.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Johnstone, Hunter, and Co., 1868.
  5. Aunt Margery's Maxims: Work--Watch--Wait.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Johnstone, Hunter, and Co., 1869.