Novelist and short story writer. Born Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson,Chelsea. Most of her childhood was spent with her aunt in Knutsford, Cheshire, the town upon which she based Cranford in the novel. Her other best known works are ‘Mary Barton’ and ‘North and South’. Died The Lawn, Holybourne, Near Alton, Hampshire.
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