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Margaret Gatty was a popular and influential children's writer (of fiction and a famous periodical) and scientific writer in the mid-nineteenth century. She began by publishing a biography of her father. Apart from her writings she was also a serious scientist.
3 June 1809 Margaret Scott (later MG) was born at Burnham in Essex, the younger of the two daughters in her family. Bibliographic Citation link.
1855 MG issued the first volume of Parables from Nature; four more appeared by 1871: a selection followed in 1872 and a collected edition was published posthumously. Bibliographic Citation link.
1872 MG published her two last books, in each of which she harks back to an early hobby: The Book of Sun-Dials (one of her best-known) and A Book of Emblems. With Interpretations thereof. Bibliographic Citation link.
4 October 1873 MG died in her sixties at Ecclesfield, after a long illness which produced paralysis and loss of speech. Bibliographic Citation link.
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