The story of Harriet Martineau

by Daisy Holder It was the spring of 1855, and Harriet was blazing her way through writing her autobiography. She was dying of heart failure (probably. Maybe.) and didn't have long left. She had been "sickly" and "delicate" for most of her life, a trait which Harriet's mother put down to a poor-quality wet nurse … Continue reading The story of Harriet Martineau