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Emma Marshall's output as a writer during the latter part of the nineteenth century amounted to almost two hundred volumes: a rate of production necessitated by the bank crash which lost her husband his job. Bibliographic Citation link. She began with fiction for children, but branched out into historical romances and cheaply produced penny novels. All her fiction has a strongly religious or didactic tone. Much of it is local: the occasion for her writing, particularly of historical novels, was often a place she knew well or had visited, and its connections with figures known to history. She also wrote for periodicals, and produced private occasional poetry, letters, and journals.
29 September 1828 EM was born Emma Martin at Northrepps Hill House near Cromer, Norfolk, the seventh and much the youngest in her family.  Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
4 May 1899 EM died, quietly and without pain, of pneumonia. Bibliographic Citation link.
1899 EM's novel Cross Purposes: or, The Deanes of Dean's Croft was published posthumously, completed after her death by her daughter Beatrice and Evelyn E. Green and illustrated by Arthur A. Dixon. Bibliographic Citation link.
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