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date: 24 May 2024

Martineau, Harriet (1802–76) Writer and journalist, born in Norwich; 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

her childhood and youth were dogged by illness and poverty, and she was deaf throughout her adult life. She was largely home educated, but was much influenced by two years in a Unitarian school, and by a brief period in a Bristol boarding school run by her aunt. A devout Unitarian in youth, her first published work was ... ...

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