The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Brooke, Frances
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BROOKE, Mrs. Frances (née Moore), English novelist: b. 1724; d. 1789. Her husband, Rev. John Brooke, rector of Colney, Norfolk, was chaplain to the garrison at Quebec. She spent some years in Canada and published, in 1769, ‘Emily Montague,’ the first Canadian novel. Among her other works were ‘History of Lady Julia Mandeville’ (1763), and two musical entertainments, ‘Siege of Sinope’ (1781); ‘Marian’ (1788).