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Julia Stretton published both children's books and adult novels during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Her final novel comments amusingly and astutely on gender relations and the writing of novels.
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). Bibliographic Citation link.
1855 An anonymous three-volume novel appeared with the title Woman's Devotion; this is probably the future JS's first book. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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. Bibliographic Citation link.
17 July 1878 JS died in her mid sixties, by which time her second widowhood had lasted thirteen years. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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