HJ was born in or near London
By 25 September 1875
HJ anonymously published her first book, a novel set in Ireland
in the area where she herself was living, titled The Queen of Connaught
. It remains arguably her best-known novel.
By 7 February 1903
HJ published her only non-fiction book and the last writing she worked on, a life of her late adoptive father: Robert Buchanan: Some Account of His Life, His Life's Work, and His Literary Friendships