Author:William Brighty Rands
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|British writer William Brighty Rands anonymously published several volumes of children's literature and contributed to various periodicals for and about children, under pseudonyms, among them Matthew Browne, Henry Holbeach, and T. Talker. Despite resulting obscurity with broad public, he earned the title of "the laureate of the nursery" among literati. For most of his career, he worked as a reporter in the House of Commons in London, and wrote his works for children when the Parliament was not sitting. He was for some time a preacher, and composed several popular hymns.|
Works about Rands
- “Rands, William Brighty,” in Dictionary of National Biography, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., (1885–1900) in 63 vols.
- W. B. Rands, a memorial site