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Annie Keary, writing in the second half of the nineteenth century, produced both children's books and adult novels, as well as some translation and journalism, sometimes in collaboration with her sister Eliza. Her fiction for children is refreshingly imaginative and conveys morals less intrusively than that of many contemporaries. Her books of information for children cover geography and ancient history. Her letters include much that is still worth reading.
3 March 1825 AK was born at Bilton Ainsty in Yorkshire, the sixth child in a family which in the end numbered eight. Bibliographic Citation link.
Later 1875 AK published what is now her best-known novel, Castle Daly, The Story of an Irish Home Thirty Years Ago. Bibliographic Citation link.
3 March 1879 AK died in London in the early hours of her fifth-fourth birthday. Bibliographic Citation link.
After March 1879 AK's final novel, A Doubting Heart, having been left not quite finished at her death, appeared in print the same year with a conclusion contributed by her friend Katharine S. Macquoid. Bibliographic Citation link.
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