Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler

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Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
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Born 9 April 1860 Edit this on Wikidata
Chapel Ash Edit this on Wikidata
Died 22 June 1929 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 69)
Bournemouth Edit this on Wikidata
Occupation Author
Spouse(s) Alfred Laurence Felkin Edit this on Wikidata

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 Archived 2012-02-04 at the Wayback Machine., 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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