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Lucy Walford published more than forty-five books, primarily fiction (novels and short stories), as well as biographies and journalism over the final three decades of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. She was a popular as well as prolific novelist whose early works in particular garnered high praise. Reviewers tended to prize the conventional romantic plots and simple domestic settings, but also her spirited and comedic tone.
17 April 1845 Lucy Bethia Colquhoun (later LW) was born at 11 Brighton Crescent, Portobello, near Edinburgh. Bibliographic Citation link.
May 1869 Her mother's support led to the publication of a story by Lucy Colquhoun (later LW) in the Sunday Magazine: "The Merchant's Sermon". Bibliographic Citation link.
By 15 September 1894 LW published The Matchmaker, which was notable, she said, as the last three-volume novel accepted by Mudie's Circulating Library. Bibliographic Citation link.
22 January 1914 LW's last novel, David and Jonathan on the Riviera, was published in London the year before she died. Bibliographic Citation link.
11 May 1915 LW died at her home, 17 Warwick Square in the Pimlico district of London . Bibliographic Citation link.
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