Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler

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Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler (9 April 1860 – 22 June 1929) was an English author. The elder daughter of Henry Hartley Fowler, 1st Viscount Wolverhampton, she was a successful author, publishing several volumes of verse, a volume of short stories, and several novels.

She first achieved fame by the publication of Concerning Isabel Carnaby (1898). This was followed by A Double Thread (1899), Fuel of Fire (1902), Place and Power (1903), Kate of Kate Hall (1904), Her ladyship's conscience (1914)[1] and Ten Degrees Backward (1915).[2] On 16 April 1903, she married Alfred Felkin, a senior teacher at the Royal Naval School at Mottingham near Eltham.[3]

Her younger sister, Edith Henrietta Fowler (16 February 1865 – 18 November 1944), was also a writer. She wrote two very successful novels for children: The Young Pretenders (1895) and The Professor's Children (1897). The Young Pretenders was republished by Persephone Books in 2007.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ "What conscience will do". The Independent. 6 July 1914. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  2. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainReynolds, Francis J., ed. (1921). "Fowler, Ellen Thorneycroft". Collier's New Encyclopedia. New York: P.F. Collier & Son Company. 
  3. ^ Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler profile, WolverhamptonHistory.org.uk; accessed 5 April 2016.
  4. ^ Edith Henrietta Fowler (1865-1944) profile, shropshire-cc.gov.uk; accessed 5 April 2016.
  5. ^ Edith Henrietta Fowler profile, persephonebooks.co.uk; accessed 5 April 2016.
  6. ^ The Young Pretenders, persephonebooks.co.uk; accessed 5 April 2016.

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