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Frances Notley wrote novels and short stories from the middle to the late nineteenth century, frequently combining sensational and supernatural elements. Many of her stories are set in her native Cornwall, and draw on the culture and stories of the region.
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13 January 1821 Frances Eliza Millett Thomas (later FN) was born at Landager near Liskeard in Cornwall. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
Late 1850 The anonymous three-volume novel Pique, A Tale of the English Aristocracy was probably FN's first; its authorship was alluded to two years later on the title page of her Agatha Beaufort; or, Family Pride. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
By 5 December 1868 FN published Olive Varcoe, A Novel under her pseudonym 'Francis Derrick'. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
By September 1912 FN died at Totnes in Devon in her early nineties, having been a widow for almost sixty years. Bibliographic Citation link.
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