The prolific novelist Emma Jane Worboise was born in Birmingham. She began writing at an early age and her first book, Alice Cunningham was published in 1846, when she was twenty-one. She went on to publish over fifty volumes of evangelical stories and novels as well as contributing to magazines. Her entry in the Dictionary of National Biography comments that her novels contained commonplace plots and characters, but are generally "wholesome and readable". Many of her books were reprinted several times, an indication of her popularity. Mrs. Guyton, her married name, sometimes appeared as the author on her work. She died in Clevedon, Somerset and was buried in the local cemetary.
The following works are available in the West Midlands Creative Literature Collection:-
Brudenells of Brude
Campion Court (1864)
Fortunes of Cyril Denham (1868)
Grace Hamilton's school days
Grey and gold
Grey house at Endlestone
Heirs of Errington
His next of kin
House of bondage
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