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Alicia Catherine Mant
Born 15 July 1788
Died 26 February 1869
Occupation Writer
Nationality British
Genre Children's novels

Alicia Catherine Mant (15 July 1788–26 February 1869) was a 19th-century writer of children's stories which tended to have strong moralistic underpinnings.

Life and work

She was born Alicia Catherine Mant to Rev. Richard Mant and Elizabeth Roe Mant on 15 July 1788 in Southampton, Hampshire. Her father was the King Edward's Grammar School headmaster and he was rector of All Saints in Southampton. Mant was last of nine children, one of whom was Richard Mant, later a bishop in Ireland. She wrote a number of novels and produced at least one game before marrying a man fourteen years her junior in 1835. He was Rev James Russell Phillott. Mant died 26 February 1869 in Ballymoney, County Antrim. She and her husband are buried in Ballymoney, where they lived.

Her works are still included in anthologies of stories for children.

  • Ellen; or, The Young Godmother (1812)
  • Caroline Lismore; or, The Errors of Fashion (1815)
  • The Canary Bird (1817)
  • Montague Newburgh; or, The Mother and Son (1817)
  • Margaret Melville, and The Soldier's Daughter; or, Juvenile Memoirs (1818)
  • The Cottage in the Chalk Pit (1822)
  • The Young Naturalist (1824)
  • Christmas, a Happy Time (1932)
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