Laetitia Matilda Hawkins

Laetitia Matilda Hawkins

Laetitia Matilda Hawkins (1759 - November 22 1835) was an English novelist, associated with Twickenham. She is also a character in Beryl Bainbridge's novel "According to Queeney".

She was the daughter of Sir John Hawkins, an acquaintance of Samuel Johnson. She wrote at least five novels, including "The Countess and Gertrude" (1811), and she also acted as an amanuensis for her father. Her work was published anonymously until after Sir John's death in 1789.


*"Rossane; or A father’s labour lost" (1814)
*"Thoughts on our national calamity: in a letter to a friend in Ireland" (1817)
*"Heraline; or, Opposite proceedings" (1821)
*"Annaline; or, Motive-hunting" (1824)
*"Memoirs, anecdotes, facts and opinions" (1824)

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