10 June 2013

East Sheen and Richmond Cemeteries #1: Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835–1915) was a writer of sensation novels and wrote over eighty of them. She is most noted for Lady Audley's Secret (1862), one of her earliest works. She lived in Lichfield House, Sheen Road, Richmond, with publisher John Maxwell, whom she married on the death of his mentally ill wife in 1874. Several roads in Richmond are named after characters in Braddon's books.
Her son William Babington Maxwell (1866–1938) was also a novelist.

My other posts on graves in East Sheen and Richmond cemeteries are linked below:

George Julian Harney
Montague Summers

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