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23 June 1825
Annie French, who later wrote as 'Mrs Alexander', was born in Dublin
The first work to be published by Annie French Hector (later MA) was the anonymous novel Kate Vernon. A Tale
(it was years later that she adopted her pseudonym).
June 1872 to November 1873
MA's best-known novel, The Wooing O't
, titled from a song by Robert Burns
, appeared in instalments in Temple Bar
; in book form it appeared on 11 September 1873 under her new pseudonym.
June 1875-August 1876
MA's novel Her Dearest Foe
was serialized in Temple Bar
: published in volume form in 1876 under her pseudonym, it is among the earliest detective stories (though not the earliest).