Great Scots – Catherine Sinclair

Born at 9 Charlotte Square, the fourth daughter of Lady Diana Macdonald and Sir John Sinclair, Ist Baronet. They lived at 6 Charlotte Square until she was about 10, then moving to 133 George Street.

Later she began to write independently, her first works being children’s books, prompted by an interest in her nephew, the Hon. George Boyle, 6th Earl of Glasgow. Her story of two anarchic children in perhaps the most famous “Holiday House” and others were very successful, and they were very different from the moralising approach of other works for children in this period. It also encapsulates a fantasy tale of fairies and giants.

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