elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Romance History: Mary Ann Gibbs

Mary Ann Gibbs, also known as Elizabeth Ford, real name Marjorie Bidwell, wrote several books set in Victorian times, in which the heroine fell upon hard times and rose by her own efforts. The father of one heroine was ruined, proved an embezzler, and killed himself. She couldn't stand the relatives who took her in as a poor relation and wound up as an apprentice to a milliner, which caused her family to cast her off completely. She wound up with her own business and later married a wealthy man--self-made.

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