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E. A. Dillwyn published six novels between 1880 and 1892: these novels combine murders and melodrama with serious treatment of the need for social reform and of the intelligent woman's search for a meaningful place in society. She also wrote reviews for The Spectator. She abandoned writing when she inherited her father's debt-ridden spelter works factory in 1892 and embarked on a successful business career which made her briefly famous.
16 May 1845 EAD was born at her family home, Parc or Park Wern, in Sketty near Swansea, Glamorgan. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 2 October 1880 EAD published under her surname and initials, as if she were male, her first novel, The Rebecca Rioter, A Story of Killay Life. Bibliographic Citation link.
By November 1892 EAD published her final novel, Maggie Steele's Diary, designed for young people (although highly educated ones). Bibliographic Citation link.
13 December 1935 At the age of ninety-one, EAD died at home at Tŷ-Glyn in West Cross, on the coast south of Swansea. Bibliographic Citation link.
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