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Margaret Minifie was a minor eighteenth-century sentimental novelist. Her literary career was bound up with that of her sister, and the account reflected in standard reference books has rendered her nearly invisible by assimilating a number of her works to her sister's oeuvre. Bibliographer James Raven refers to the "revisionist account" in the Feminist Companion, 1990, which sorted out the works of the sisters. Bibliographic Citation link.
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A little before 15 July 1734 MM was born at Fairwater House in her father's parish of Staplegrove near Taunton in Somerset.  Bibliographic Citation link.
1803 What is probably MM's final work was published after a silence of twenty years: The Union, A Novel. Bibliographic Citation link.
11 May 1803 MM was buried at her birthplace, Staplegrove near Taunton in Somerset. She must have died shortly before this. Bibliographic Citation link.
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