17 February 1807
AM was born in London
, the eldest child in a large family.
AM was still in her teens when her first book appeared (anonymous like almost all her work): A Sister's Gift, Conversations on Sacred Subjects, intended for the amusement of the younger branches of her family on Sundays
AM published her final novel, An Idyl of the Alps
, still using her designation of 'the author of Mary Powell'.
14 September 1879
AM died in her early seventies, at her sister's house at Tunbridge Wells