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Julia Frankau, whose career spanned the closing years of the nineteenth century and the Edwardian period, produced fifteen novels and four books of art history, three of which take biographical form. It is surprising that recent interest in her various and complex fictions (dealing with the class system and the worlds of business, art, and moneyed leisure) has been confined to the issue of her response to her Jewish origins.
30 July 1859 Julia Davis (later JF, who wrote as 'Frank Danby') was born in Dublin, the sixth among eight children. Bibliographic Citation link.
1887 JF's earliest novel, Dr Phillips: A Maida Vale Idyll, first appeared as no. 23 in Vizetelly's One-Volume Novels. Bibliographic Citation link.
17 March 1916 JF died in Mayfair, having suffered for some time from tuberculosis and diabetes. Bibliographic Citation link.
16 May 1916 JF's final novel was Twilight, published in the year that she died. Bibliographic Citation link.
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