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The Duchess Who Wasn’t Day

The Duchess Who Wasn’t Day celebrates Irish novelist Margaret Wolfe Hungerford (April 27, 1855 – January 24, 1897). Popular in the late 19th century, Hungerford wrote light, romantic fiction published under the pen name “The Duchess” in the United States.

Celebrate “The Duchess” who wasn’t by reading one of Hungerford’s many works.

Did you know…Though the thought had been expressed in many other written forms, Hungerford is credited with coining the famous phrase, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” The phrase appears in Hungerford’s best-known novel Molly Bawn, published in 1878.

Sources: Zany Holidays, Wikipedia

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