Busk, Mary Margaret (F)

b. 1779. d. 11 January 1863. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, novelist, and translator. Pseudonym: “M. M.” Born in London. Married William Busk on 2 August 1796. Learned to speak several languages including German, French, Spanish, and Italian, from her travels on the continent. Began writing to supplement her husband’s income, although she eventually separated from to become financially independent. Contributed to *Foreign Quarterly Review* and the *Athenaeum*. Author of several novels including *Zeal and Experience: a Tale* (1819) and *Tales of Fault and Feeling (1825), and many translations and historical works. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (KF, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 2
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Two Magicians. A German Tradition 1829-01 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10466
Upon Seeing Miss Fanny Kemble in Juliet 1830-01 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10049