Mary Louisa Molesworth entry: Overview screen.
29 May 1839
Mary Louisa Stewart (later MLM) was born in Rotterdam
(where her Scots parents were then living) into a family which eventually totalled six children.
1876 "Carrots": Just a Little Boy
, which is only MLM's second book for children, is also one of her most famous. In its first year, it was published under the name 'Ennis Graham'; it appeared under her own name in 1879.
1877 The Cuckoo Clock
appeared; on balance MLM's best-known children's story, and the last that she published as 'Ennis Graham', it was reprinted with her name in 1882.
By 12 October 1911
MLM's final book was the children's fairy-story volume Fairies Afield
, with illustrations by Gertrude Demain Hammond.
20 January 1921
MLM died at a little past eighty of heart failure, at her flat in Sloane Street