Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, eds. Linda Villari entry: Overview screen within Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Online, 2006. <http://orlando.cambridge.org/>. 04 December 2021.
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Linda Villari's writing career spans the period from the early 1870s to the early 1900s. (She began it after the death of her first husband, Vincenzo Mazini, in 1869.) She wrote novels, short stories, and journal articles which reflect both her career interests and specific periods of her life, and often serve as detailed accounts of the life, scenery, history, and legends of Italy. She also translated many of the works of her second husband, Pasquale Villari, an Italian historian and professor. She was also known to write under two pseudonyms, M. Dalin, an anagram of her name, and Talmage Dalin, which includes the middle name of her brother James.
27 June 1836 Linda Mary White (later LV) was born in London, the eldest daughter and second child in a family of five. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
By Christmas 1872 Linda Mazini (later LV) published her first novel, In the Golden Shell: a Story of Palermo, with Macmillan and Company. Bibliographic Citation link.
By late October 1885 With T. Fisher Unwin, LV published the second of her two novels this year: the autobiographical When I Was a Child, or Left Behind, which followed by only a few months her Camilla's Girlhood. Bibliographic Citation link.
Shortly before 9 August 1915 LV died at nearly eighty years of age, leaving her daughter Costanza Hulton, and her son Luigi Villari fighting in the Italian army. Bibliographic Citation link.
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