Susanna Moodie – Memoirist

Susanna Moodie – Memoirist

Name Susanna Moodie
Profession Memoirist
Date of Birth 1803-12-06
Place of Birth England
Age 81 yrs
Death Date 1885-04-08
Birth Sign Sagittarius

About Susanna Moodie

An English-born author who wrote about her experiences as a settler in Canada, she is best remembered for Roughing it in the Bush, an 1852 memoir. Her novels include Mark Hurdlestone, The World Before Them, and Flora Lyndsay, and her works of children’s fiction include The Little Quaker and The Sailor Brother.

Early Life Experience of Susanna Moodie

She published her debut children’s book, Spartacus, in the early 1820s.

Trivia Info

She was given her own commemorative Canadian stamp in 2003.

Family Life and Relationship

She was born Susanna Strickland in Suffolk, England. She married John Moodie in 1831.

Close Associates

She was the sister of fellow writer Catharine Parr Traill.

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Alma Moodie

Alma Moodie

Name Alma Moodie
Profession Violinist
Date of Birth 1898-09-12
Place of Birth Australia
Age 44 yrs
Death Date 1943-03-07
Birth Sign Virgo

About Alma Moodie

Famous in Germany during the third and fourth decades of the twentieth century, this Australian-born violinist is remembered for her interpretations of the work of Hans Pfitzner, Eduard Erdmann, and Johannes Brahms.

Early Life Experience of Alma Moodie

She first performed in public when she was only six years old and began training at the Brussels Conservatory at age nine.

Trivia Info

She taught at Frankfurt’s Hoch Conservatory.

Family Life and Relationship

The only child of a Scottish father and an Irish mother, she spent her youth in Mount Morgan, Australia. Her unhappy marriage to German attorney Alexander Balthasar Alfred Spengler produced two children and ended with her early death.

Close Associates

Composer Igor Stravinsky considered Moodie an excellent interpreter of his work.

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