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date: 27 November 2020

SEWELL, Anna (1820–78) author 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

of *Black Beauty. She was born at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, the daughter of Quaker parents, but when she was two years old her family had to move to London for financial reasons. Anna probably suffered from some chronic and undiagnosed disease of the bones or muscles, for when she was young she sprained an ankle, and thenceforward could never walk easily again. By her mid-thirties she was severely lame.... ...

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