at age 14 published novel, at 20 eloped, by 25 disappeared: Barbara Follett

Through the door could be heard furious clacking and carriage returns: the sound, in fact, of an eight-year-old girl writing her first novel.

A fascinating story about Barbara Follett, a child prodigy in literature, whose promising life went awry, resulting in a mysterious disappearance.

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2 thoughts on “at age 14 published novel, at 20 eloped, by 25 disappeared: Barbara Follett

  1. This looks fascinating! I’m going to print it out and read it later.

    1. I’m curious now to read a book written by an adolescent prodigy. It’s sad, though, what became of her.

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