Mary Braddon - Red

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Mary BraddonShe was a Victorian actress, writer, poet, editor. Her most renowned texts are Lady Audley’s Secret and Aurora Floyd, but Braddon wrote over ninety novels, one hundred and fifty short stories, alongside numerous plays and articles. Whilst working in Beverley and the East Riding she performed alongside the country's leading black actor, Ira Aldridge, an indicator of the prestigious company she kept during this time in her life. Beverley can be credited with providing Braddon with the time, means and creative freedom to launch her writing career. She summed up her time in Beverley by saying “in that peaceful summer I finished my first novel, I saw spring time arrive in Beverley, the summer raes and the hopelessly wet weather, I learnt to love the Yorkshire people and left Yorkshire almost broken heartedly.

Mary Elizabeth Braddon-

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