4 March 1827
Henrietta Keddie (who later wrote as ST) was born at Cupar
ST's first novel, The Kinnears: A Scottish Story
, appeared anonymously in three volumes at London
, but not in time for her father
(who took a keen interest in her emergence as an author) to see it before his death this year.
In contrast to the mostly rural literary depictions of Victorian Scotland, Saint Mungo's City
], published this year by ST, was almost unique as a novel dealing with Scottish
industrialization and urban life.
In her best-known novel, Logie Town
, ST offers a compassionate fictionalized portrait of everyday life in the Scottish
village of Cupar
, where she lived for the first forty years of her life.