Raine, Allen, 1836-1908

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Raine, Allen, 1836-1908

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  • Puddicombe, Anne Adaliza, 1836-1908
  • Evans, Anne Adeliza, 1836-1908

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Anne Adaliza Puddicombe (Allen Raine, 1836-1908), author, a daughter of a solicitor, was born in Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire. At the age of thirteen she moved, with her sister, to live in Cheltenham and Wandsworth with Henry Solly, a Unitarian minister. She moved back to Newcastle Emlyn in 1856. In 1872 she married Beynon Puddicombe, a London banker, and they moved to London. Following her husband's illness, they moved back to Tre-saith in 1900. She won first prize with a story in the National Eisteddfod in 1894. Her first novel, A Welsh Singer, was published in 1897. She published ten novels during the next twelve years, including, Torn Sails (1898), By Berwyn Banks (1899), Garthowen (1900), AWelsh Witch (1902), On the Wings of the Wind (1903), Hearts of Wales (1905) and Queen of the Rushes. She also published a volume of short stories, All in a Month (1908). She died in 1908.

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