Annie S. Swan

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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.
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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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Black and white photograph of Annie S. Swan, shown from the shoulders up. She is wearing a collared shirt with dark, wavy, chin-length hair.
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Milestones

8 July 1859
ASS was born, probably at Leith, on the Scottish coast just north of Edinburgh; she was the middle one of seven children.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Black, Helen C. Pen, Pencil, Baton and Mask: Biographical Sketches. Spottiswoode, 1896.
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March 1943
The final piece that ASS published in a magazine, Testament of Age, appeared in Homes and Gardens only three months before her death.
Swan, Annie S. The Letters of Annie S. Swan. Nicoll, Mildred RobertsonEditor , Hodder and Stoughton, 1945.
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17 June 1943
ASS died in her eighties, of heart disease, at Gullane in Scotland, after sixteen years a widow.
Burgess, Moira. “Annie S. Swan”. SLAINTE: Information and Libraries Scotland: Scottish Authors.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Biography

Birth and Family

8 July 1859
ASS was born, probably at Leith, on the Scottish coast just north of Edinburgh; she was the middle one of seven children.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Black, Helen C. Pen, Pencil, Baton and Mask: Biographical Sketches. Spottiswoode, 1896.
339