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Sarah Fielding

Who was she?

Wikipedia:   Sarah Fielding (8 November 1710 – 9 April 1768) was a British author and sister of the novelist Henry Fielding. She was the author of The Governess, or The Little Female Academy (1749), which was the first novel in English written especially for children (children's literature), and had earlier achieved success with her novel The Adventures of David Simple (1744).

Why was she in Bath?

On the death of her sisters, Sarah moved from London to Widcombe Lodge, where she received encouragement and financial support from Ralph Allen, who lived in nearby Prior Park. Her brother Henry sometimes stayed with her and was a frequent visitor to Prior Park.
Location of plaque at Widcombe Lodge

Henry & Sarah Fielding plaque

The text reads

"Here lived Henry Fielding B. 1707 D. 1754 and Sarah Fielding B. 1710 D. 1768"

Location map of Widcombe Lodge (off map to South):
Henry & Sarah Fielding location map



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