Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Mary Lester

Alternate Name(s): Maria Soltera (pseudonym)

Biography: Fl. 1881–88. Author of the travel book A Lady's Ride Across Spanish Honduras (1884). In it, the author reveals she worked as a governess to a planter in Fiji. In San Francisco by 1881, she traveled to Honduras to take another teaching job, but it did not materialize. Thereafter, she returned to England.


  1. The Fat of the Land: A Novel.  3 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1888.