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Katharine S. Macquoid's prolific writing career (over sixty books, as well as contributions to periodicals) spanned the last four decades of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth. She was chiefly known for her novels or romances (many of them historical) and her travel writing: most notably on France, but also on Italy and Yorkshire. She collaborated with her husband (as illustrator) and later with her son Gilbert (as writer). Her reputation grew steadily until around 1890, charted by increasingly numerous editions in England and the USA, before falling off somewhat, although she was still publishing well into her eighties.
26 January 1824 Catharine Sarah Thomas (later KSM) was born in Kentish Town in north London; she was one of several children. Bibliographic Citation link.
Late 1859 KSM first reached print with a short story in a recently-launched periodical, The Welcome Guest, A Magazine for All. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
Late 1885 With At the Red Glove, A Novel, KSM finished a year in which she had already published Louisa, A Novel; At the Red Glove remains probably her best-known novel. Bibliographic Citation link.
24 June 1917 KSM died at 8 Lucien Roac, Tooting Common, south-west London. She was in her nineties, having outlived her husband by five years. Bibliographic Citation link.
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