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Ferrier Susan

Ferrier, Susan (1782-1854), a Scottish novelist, was born at Edinburgh, where she spent the greater part of her life, her father having been a Clerk of Session along with Sir Walter Scott. She often visited Abbotsford, and was a great favourite of Scott. Her three novels, Marriayc (1818), Inheritance (1824), and Bestiny (1831), besides showing great humour and power of arranging plot and incident, are of great value as representing the habits and manners of the Scottish upper middle class while it was still Scottish.