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Isabel Hill is best known as a writer for annuals, to which she made at least thirty-four contributions of short stories and comic articles for both children and adults. She wrote six dramas, and also published a single novel and several translations of French works. Her writing career was plagued by lukewarm reception and publishers who failed to pay. She benefited, however, from the unwavering advocacy of her biggest fan, her brother.
21 August 1800 IH was born in Bristol, the youngest of four children, of whom the others were all boys. Bibliographic Citation link.
Early January 1842 IH died at 5 Montpelier Row, Montpelier Square, Brompton, aged forty-one, after a long illness which appears to have been tuberculosis. Bibliographic Citation link.
After January 1842 IH's five-act tragedy Brian, the Probationer; or, The Red Hand was posthumously published along with a memoir written by her brother Benson Earle Hill.  Bibliographic Citation link.
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