Julia Stretton entry: Overview screen.
25 November 1812
Julia Cecilia Collinson (later JS) was born at Gateshead
in County Durham
, the second daughter, but the eldest to survive, in a family which eventually numbered fifteen children (nine of them girls).
An anonymous three-volume novel appeared with the title Woman's Devotion
; this is probably the future JS's first book.
1869 A Book of Heroines
, JS's last novel (a remarkable work which incorporates light-hearted analysis of the novel as form), sounds from its title rather like a book of biographies or advice.
17 July 1878
JS died in her mid sixties, by which time her second widowhood had lasted thirteen years.