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Charlotte Maria Tucker was a phenomenally prolific and popular novelist, writer of tracts and short stories, and poet for children and adults. Most of her works have a religious and didactic intent. She is reported to have published over 150 books during the latter half of the nineteenth century, although the exact number is difficult to verify. They sold extremely well. She donated most of the profits to charities, especially missionary societies in India. She is credited with introducing a degree of realism and naturalism into children's literature, along with the spiritual and educational elements that she judged important.
8 May 1821 CMT, who later published as 'A. L. O. E.', was born at Friern Hatch, Barnet, Hertfordshire, where her family was briefly staying in the course of their move from Edinburgh to London. Bibliographic Citation link.
15 November 1893 About two weeks before she died, CMT made the last entry in her diary. Bibliographic Citation link.
2 December 1893 CMT died at Amritsar in India (where she had reluctantly gone from her home in Batala so that she might have the best medical advice available) of respiratory failure. Bibliographic Citation link.
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