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Susan Ferrier

Ferrier, Susan Edmonstoune (1782–1854). Novelist, daughter of James Ferrier, one of the principal clerks of the Court of Session, in which office he was the colleague of Sir Walter Scott. Miss F. wrote three excellent novels, Marriage (1818), The Inheritance (1824), and Destiny (1831), all characterised by racy humour and acute character-painting. Her cheerful and tactful friendship helped to soothe the last days of Sir Walter Scott.

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