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H R Haweis

Mary Eliza Haweis, nee Joy (1848-1898), was the daughter of the painter Thomas Musgrave Joy, and an artist in her own right, who first won fame with her exhibition at the Royal Academy under her maiden name Miss M. E. Joy. Her literary career started after she married Hugh Reginald Haweis, and after illustrating his books, started writing her own using the name "Mrs. H. R. Haweis." Chaucer for Children was her very first book, and catapulted her to instant fame. She followed this up with...See more