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Isabella Kelly, who published during the very late eighteenth and the early nineteenth century, was a poet and a leading Minerva Press novelist in gothic and other modes. Bibliographic Citation link. She also wrote a couple of pedagogic books for children (one of them a French grammar), at least one magazine story, and a memoir of a friend.
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Shortly before 4 May 1759 Isabella Fordyce (later IK) was born in (she said) the ruined castle of Cairnburgh in the Hebrides. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1794 IK published, with her name, her well-subscribed A Collection of Poems and Fables. Bibliographic Citation link.
25 June 1857 IK died in London following an accident. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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