Writing by SJD
suggests that some of her early reading included Sterne
. She also had access to Blackwood's and the Cornhill Magazine, and romantic novels by Mary Cecil Hay
and Mary Jane Holmes
Fowler, Marian. Redney: A Life of Sara Jeannette Duncan. Anansi, 1983.
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The monthly, intended to compete with the Cornhill and Temple Bar (which Maxwell had just sold) cost one shilling, and was aimed at the lower middle classes. MEB
's Birds of Prey, Bound to...
Mary Cecil Hay
published Old Myddleton's Money, an early detective story combining sensation fiction with small-town satire.