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Born: Charlotte Eliza Lawson Cowan, 30 September 1832, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Ireland
Died: 24 September 1906, Ashford, Kent, England
Publishing Name(s): Charlotte Riddell; Mrs. J. H. Riddell; J. H. Riddell; R. V. Sparling; Rainey Hawthorne; F. G. Trafford
Charlotte Riddell, or Mrs. J. H. Riddell, was one of the most popular and influential writers of the Victorian period. Besides her novels of drama and romance, she was a prominent writer of ghost stories and has been dubbed the queen of Irish horror. Five of her novels, Fairy Water, The Uninhabited House, The Haunted River, The Disappearance of Mr Jeremiah Redworth and The Nun's Curse, deal with buildings or property blighted by supernatural phenomena. She wrote several shorter ghost stories as well such as The Open Door and Nut Bush Farm, which were collected in the volume Weird Stories. Read More on wikipedia.
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