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Introducing Charlotte Yonge

Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823–1901) was a best-selling Victorian author of books for adults and children, world famous for her novel The Heir of Redclyffe (1853). With its depiction of comfortable Victorian home life and its attractive hero at odds with his resentful cousin, this double love story remains a powerful and gripping read. Most popular today are her interlinked ‘family chronicles’, peopled by diverse characters who develop over time: Yonge’s lasting achievement is to make them live for her readers. Her many books (both fiction and non-fiction) and journalism were important in spreading the principles of the High Church ‘Oxford Movement’.

We are planning a series of events for the bicentenary of Charlotte Yonge’s birth in 2023.

About CMYF: The Charlotte M. Yonge Fellowship

This Fellowship is all about people who enjoy Charlotte Yonge’s works. We range from those of us who revel in her extraordinary storytelling and love to talk about her works, to those who see her as an important figure in Victorian writing

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