Felicia Skene

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Felicia Mary Frances Skene (1821–1899) was a Scottish author, philanthropist and prison reformer in the Victorian era.

Skene used the pseudonym Erskine Moir and was a friend of Florence Nightingale (1820–1910).

There is a blue plaque for Felicia Skene, installed on 2 July 2002 by the Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board, located at 34 St Michael's Street, Oxford, England.

Selected publications

Skene's works include:

  • The Isles of Greece and Other Poems (1843)
  • The Lesters (1847)
  • Wayfaring Sketches (1847)
  • The Inheritance of Evil: Or, the Consequence of Marrying a Deceased Wife's Sister (1849)
  • The Tutor's Ward (1851) — in two volumes
  • The Divine Master (1852)
  • Penitentiaries and Reformatories (1865)
  • The Shadow of the Holy Week (1883)
  • Scenes from a Silent World: Or Prisons and their Inmates (1889)
  • A Test of the Truth (1897)


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