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Frances Browne published from the mid to the late nineteenth century, arousing public interest on account of her blindness. Having begun with poetry, she became best known for fiction—novels and short stories for children and adults—and her famed story collection Granny's Wonderful Chair became a classic.
16 January 1816 FB was born at Stranorlar in County Donegal, Ireland, the seventh in a family of twelve children.  Bibliographic Citation link.
By 6 December 1856 FB published with her name her most famous work, Granny's Wonderful Chair and its Tales of Fairy Times, with illustrations by Kenny Meadows and bearing the date 1857. Bibliographic Citation link.
1875 FB issued with the Religious Tract Society a didactic volume entitled The Nearest Neighbour and Other Stories, apparently her last publication before her death. Bibliographic Citation link.
21 August 1879 FB died of apoplexy (that is a stroke) at her home at 19 St John's Grove, Richmond, Surrey. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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