The eldest daughter of the late Robert Chambers, editor of "Chambers's Journal," Mrs. Violet Tweedale, the writer of many brilliant novels, was very early in life initiated into the world of literature and art. At the age of sixteen she was a reader for the ' Journal," and assisted her father in his literary labours. In 1889 Mrs. Tweedale came to London, and began to write for publication, .1. voting her days to literature, and her nights to rescue work in the East End. That year she published her first novel, "And They Two "; two years later she married Clarens Tweedale, of Balqu-holly, Aberdeenshire, and in her husband she found a true literary helpmate. Amongst Mrs. Tweedale's most popular stories are " The Kingdom of Mammon," "An Empty Heritage," and "The Quenchless Flame." Exceedingly versatile Mrs. Tweedale has been described as "a woman of all works." She can paint a landscape and cook a dinner; she can write a book and make a shirt; she can etch a sporting scene and embroider the finest, designs; she is a. brilliant pianist and has the reputation of being one of the best political speakers of the day. " I never know an idle moment, and I never know an unhappy one until by some misadventure I am forced to sit with idle hands," is a remark she has often been heard to make.
Mrs. Violet Tweedale Rita Martin