Barbara Eaton lives on The Lizard in south-west Cornwall. She is a graduate of Manchester University in English and Philosophy, Edinburgh University in Education and MSc of Aston University in Applied Linguistics. Her first book, a historical biography of Henry Martyn, Letters to Lydia: ‘beloved Persis’ was published in 2005 and was the non-fiction runner-up in the 2006 Holyer an Gof Awards for Literature of the Cornish Gorseth.
A biography of the 19th Century children’s writer Mrs M. M. Sherwood (1775–1851) with excerpts from Captain Sherwood’s diaries
With a preface by Dr Elizabeth Eger of King’ College, London.
Barbara Eaton’s fascinating study is the first full length biography to set Chapone among her contemporaries.