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From her girlhood in the later eighteenth century, Cassandra Cooke had the habit of writing meditations, prayers, and poems on occasions in her life. As an adult she published a single historical novel. She planned to follow this with others, but they did not materialise.
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27 January 1744 Cassandra Leigh (later CC) was born at Oxford (according to a date submitted to FamilySearch), the much younger of two surviving sisters.  Bibliographic Citation link.
1760 Cassandra Leigh (later CC), still in her teens, wrote a prose "Meditation upon the Vanity of all Sublunary Joys". Bibliographic Citation link.
19 July 1799 CC's single novel, Battleridge: An Historical Tale, Founded on Facts, which appeared as by 'a Lady of Quality', was advertised for sale. She did not intend this to be an only publication, but apparently it was. Bibliographic Citation link.
1826 CC died in her early eighties. Bibliographic Citation link.
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