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Flora Klickmann was a journalist first and foremost, whose most famous books were her 'Flower-Patch' series of sketches, which were largely reprinted from the Girl's Own Paper (where she had a long run as editor from 1908) and which combined nature description, anecdote, autobiography, religion, and humour. She also published novels, advice books, children's stories and non-fiction on many topics including gardening and cooking. Her characteristic tone is a mixture of the amusing and the didactic.
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26 January 1867 FK was born at 18 Millbrook Road, Brixton, in South London. Bibliographic Citation link.
September 1904 The first number appeared of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society's new magazine, The Foreign Field, under the editorship of FK. Bibliographic Citation link.
Spring 1908 FK became only the second editor of the Girl's Own Paper, in succession to Charles Peters, who had died at the end of 1907. It now assumed the title Girl's Own Paper and Women's Magazine. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
May 1916 At nearly fifty, FK published with the Religious Tract Society The Flower-Patch Among the Hills, a set of sketches based on her own experiences at her country cottage. Bibliographic Citation link.
20 November 1958 FK died; her death was reported in the South Wales Argus and from there reached other papers. Bibliographic Citation link.
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