Susanna Moodie

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Birthday
6, 1803
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 8, 1885 (81)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
6, 1803
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 8, 1885 (81)

About

An English-born author who wrote about her experiences as a settler in Canada, she is best remembered for Roughing it in the Bush, an 1852 memoir. Her novels include Mark Hurdlestone, The World Before Them, and Flora Lyndsay, and her works of children's fiction include The Little Quaker and The Sailor Brother.

Before Fame

She published her debut children's book, Spartacus, in the early 1820s.

Trivia

She was given her own commemorative Canadian stamp in 2003.

Family Life

She was born Susanna Strickland in Suffolk, England. She married John Moodie in 1831.

Associated With

She was the sister of fellow writer Catharine Parr Traill.