Author: Charles Bruce

Author: Charles Bruce (1837–1889)

Biography: Charles Bruce was born in 1837 in Braintree, the son of James and Elizabeth Bruce. The family appears to be rather humble, Bruce's mother working as a laundress. By 1871, he worked in Sussex as an author and amanuensis. He produced a long string of novels and other works for the publisher W. P. Nimmo. The following decade he lived in London. In the midst of a biography of John Lawrence, Bruce died in 1889. He never married.

References: British Census (1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881)

Fiction Titles:

  1. My Beautiful Home!: or, Lily's Search.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1871.
  2. The Story of a Moss Rose: or, Ruth and the Orphan Family.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1871.
  3. Little Katie: A Fairy Story.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1871.
  4. Leslie Ross: or, Fond of a Lark.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1871.
  5. Dick Barford: A Boy who would go Down Hill.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1871.
  6. Lame Felix: A Book for Boys, Full of Proverb and Story.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1872.
  7. Twyford Hall: or, Rosa's Christmas Dinner, and What She Did with It.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1872.
  8. The Story of John Heywood: An Historical Tale of the Time of Harry VIII.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1873.
  9. How Frank Began to Climb the Ladder, and the Friends who Lent him a Hand.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1873.
  10. Lili, the Doctor's Daughter: or, The Bunch of Violets, and What Became of Them.  1 vol.  London: Jarrold and Son, 1874.
  11. The Book of Adventure and Peril: A Record of Heroism and Endurance on Sea and Land.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1875.
  12. Uncle John's First Shipwreck: or, The Loss of the Brig "Nellie".  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1876.
  13. A Night in a Snowstorm, and Other Stories.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1886.

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