Born on 4th of April 1828
Died on 25th of June 1897
Born 1828. Died 1897 - Scottish novelist.
First published work was Passages in the Life of Mrs Margaret Maitland (1849). Wrote almost a hundred novels. Notable works include The Railway Man and his Children (1891) and Sir Robert’s Fortune (1895). Produced biographies, literary histories, translations, travel books and an autobiography (1899).
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