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Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell (March 30, 1820 – April 25, 1878) was a British novelist who had only one published book — Black Beauty — to her name. She was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in England, into a family that was devoutly Quaker.

Anna’s mother, Mary Wright Sewell (who outlived her daughter by a few years) was herself an author of poetry and children’s books. Her father was a shopkeeper and bank clerk whose unstable income created great hardship for the family.

Anna and her brother Phillip were mainly educated at home by their mother. The family’s precarious financial situation compelled the children to stay with their grandparents from time to time, and they moved around the country frequently. Read More→


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