Elise Lauber was born in Argentina to Norwegian parents, then married and settled in Switzerland. After bringing up four children, she got a degree in English literature as an external student at the University of London. For many years she worked as a teacher of English language and literature.

Author's books

Passion, Wit and Politics: Fanny Burney and Mme De Stael


Frances Burney, known as Fanny and Anne Louise Germaine Necker were born in England and France respectively in the mid- eighteenth century.Although their upbringings were very different they shared two things - love and respect for their fathers who influenced their future careers and a passion for recording their feelings and opinions in journals and diaries.Young ladies of the time were not generally encouraged to have opinions, much less to write them down, but Fanny Burney and Madame...

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