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Hannah Wolley predates Aphra Behn in making a living by her pen, only in her case her seventeenth-century writings (on cooking, medicine, household skills, and general conduct) aimed to attract students to her other career, which was teaching women. She seeks to keep cookery in female hands in the face of male professional encroachments (especially in how-to manuals). Her medical cures constitute a challenge to male professionals. Bibliographic Citation link.
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About 1622 The future HW (whose name at birth is not known) was born into a family of several sisters. Bibliographic Citation link.
July 1661 HW's first book, The Ladies Directory, was advertised in the Term Catalogues. Bibliographic Citation link.
Probably by 1675 HW died, most probably in London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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