(Elizabeth von Arnim Monument in Buk, Poland)
Elizabeth von Arnim, born Mary Annette Beauchamp, was an Australian-born British novelist.
(31 August 1866 – 9 February 1941)
Mary Annette Beauchamp, known to us today as the writer ‘Elizabeth’ von Arnim, was born in Sydney, Australia on 31 August 1866. Her first novel, Elizabeth and Her German Garden, was published by Macmillan in 1898 and became an instant best-seller. Over the years she developed her literary career, going on to complete twenty further highly successful novels.