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Writing in the late nineteenth century at first in Canada and later in England, Annie Louisa Walker produced six novels, two books of poetry, a volume of plays for children and several short stories. She was one of Margaret Oliphant's literary executors and edited her Autobiography.
About 1836 ALW was born in Staffordshire, the youngest of three sisters. Bibliographic Citation link.
1861 ALW anonymously published at Montréal a book of poems entitled Leaves from the Backwoods, which drew British and American as well as Canadian subscribers. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 15 November 1873 ALW published her first novel, A Canadian Heroine, in three volumes, as 'the author of Leaves from the Backwoods'. Bibliographic Citation link.
March 1899 ALW, as 'Mrs Harry Coghill' finished "arrang[ing] and edit[ing]" The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs. M. O. W. Oliphant, which appeared in print by the following month. Bibliographic Citation link.
7 July 1907 ALW died in Bath, aged around seventy. Bibliographic Citation link.
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