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Mr Fenman's Farewell to His Readers by Michael Allen

Mr Fenman's Farewell to His Readers
By Michael Allen

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Who was the mysterious Madame de Mentou? And what was her real name? These are the questions which the writer Thomas Fenman addresses in a brief memoir which was written a few months before his death.

Fenman, who lived from 1761-1837, had a long and successful career as a novelist. But, although famous and widely read in his day, he was soon forgotten after his death. Now his puzzling memoir is made available for the first time.

Excerpt:

As you will see when you come to read the memoir (if you have not done so already), Fenman provides some autobio-graphical details himself. I shall try not to repeat too much of that here. But there are some other details which I have obtained from his obituary, and from one other source.

The newspaper cutting that came with Fenman’s note-book proved to be a clipping from an 1837 issue of the Peterborough...
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