[The Children's Kingdom, The Story of a Great Endeavour. / By L.T. Meade.] - UCD Digital Library
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The Children's Kingdom, The Story of a Great Endeavour. / By L.T. Meade.

In collection Irish Women Writers of Children's Literature, 1870-1940

Date issued
London: John F. Shaw and Co.
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15 items (image/tiff) — Digital origin: reformatted digital — Reformating quality: preservation
Irish Virtual Research Library and Archives (PRTLI-funded project), UCD Library, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Note
Elizabeth Thomasina Meade (1844-1914), was an extraordinarily prolific novelist who published in a wide variety of genres including romances, sensation novels, crime fiction, career novels, and supernatural novels. She is best known for her children’s books and it is widely acknowledged that she popularised the girls’ school story. She was born in Bandon, Co. Cork and grew up in Nohaval, near Kinsale, where her father was a rector. She moved to London in 1874 following the death of her mother and her father’s remarriage, where she studied in the Reading Room of the British Library and began her writing career. She married solicitor, Alfred Toulmin Smith, in 1879, with whom she had three children. She published about 300 books during her writing career and many of her books for girls feature an Irish setting. Between 1887-1898 she edited Atalanta, a magazine aimed at girls and young women. She was a member of the feminist Pioneer Club, whose members included New Woman novelist Sarah Grand. In 1898 Girl’s Realm readers nominated her as their favourite author. She contributed stories to a variety of periodicals including the Strand Magazine, Woman at Home, Young Woman, Quiver, Harmondsworth Magazine, Windsor Magazine, Lady’s Realm, and Girl’s Realm.
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English  
Genre
Book
Children's literature   linked data (lcsh)
Location
UCD Library. UCD Library Special Collections. Irish Women Writers of Children's Literature, 1870-1940. 45.L.24
Note
Elizabeth Thomasina Meade (1844-1914), was an extraordinarily prolific novelist who published in a wide variety of genres including romances, sensation novels, crime fiction, career novels, and supernatural novels. She is best known for her children’s books and it is widely acknowledged that she popularised the girls’ school story. She was born in Bandon, Co. Cork and grew up in Nohaval, near Kinsale, where her father was a rector. She moved to London in 1874 following the death of her mother and her father’s remarriage, where she studied in the Reading Room of the British Library and began her writing career. She married solicitor, Alfred Toulmin Smith, in 1879, with whom she had three children. She published about 300 books during her writing career and many of her books for girls feature an Irish setting. Between 1887-1898 she edited Atalanta, a magazine aimed at girls and young women. She was a member of the feminist Pioneer Club, whose members included New Woman novelist Sarah Grand. In 1898 Girl’s Realm readers nominated her as their favourite author. She contributed stories to a variety of periodicals including the Strand Magazine, Woman at Home, Young Woman, Quiver, Harmondsworth Magazine, Windsor Magazine, Lady’s Realm, and Girl’s Realm.

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Metadata creation date: 2009-10-01

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