Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Annie S. Swan
Standard Name: Swan, Annie S.
Birth Name: Annie Shepherd Swan
Pseudonym: David Lyall
Pseudonym: The Author of The Land o' the Leal
Married Name: Annie Shepherd Burnett Smith
Indexed Name: Annie S. Burnett Smith
By the age of forty, just before the twentieth century began, ASS
had published probably over thirty books.
Black, Helen C. Pen, Pencil, Baton and Mask: Biographical Sketches. Spottiswoode, 1896.
She claimed not to know her lifetime total, but it must have been approaching two hundred. The majority of her books were novels, and a large subdivision of these were serially published. She also wrote short stories, books of advice, political and religious works, poetry, and an autobiography. She was an outstanding public speaker and used this talent to the full. Some of her letters were published after her death. She said she was able to write love stories because her marriage enabled her to believe in love.
Swan, Annie S. My Life. Ivor Nicholson and Watson, 1934.
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Her friend and fellow-writer Annie S. Swan
(herself a broad-minded Unitarian) had a good deal to say about JOH
's conversion. She wondered what drew such a strong personality and advanced writer to the Catholic...
Family and Intimate relationships
's other grandmother, Agnes Forster
, had a terrible last few years crippled with rheumatoid arthritis. The child Margaret was appalled at her pain and misery. At eight she would reluctantly read aloud to...
Annie S. Swan
(in connection with the great success of Ships that Pass in the Night) as small, dark, and vivacious. She had her hair cut in one of the first bobs...
Leisure and Society
Flora Annie Steel
organized a women's banquet in London in celebration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. She was concerned that events celebrating sixty years of rule by a woman were all being organized by men, and so...
John Oliver Hobbes
This is a novel, a reviewer in The Bookman argued, that [f]ew will read . . . without experiencing a keen desire to discuss it, its teaching, its ideas, its morals, with the author....
The Daily Telegraph responded with an article headed Is Marriage a Failure?, which brought in about 27,000 letters in response and a parallel surge of letters in the USA in Cosmopolitan (showing, says Heilmann...