This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Rachel Ferguson (1892–1957)

Author of The Brontës Went to Woolworths

Includes the names: Ra Ferguson, Rachel Ferguson

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
684 (733)5926,010 (3.69)30
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
From Bloomsbury Publishing: Rachel Ferguson was educated privately, before being sent to finishing school in Italy. She flaunted her traditional upbringing to become a vigorous campaigner for women's rights and member of the WSPU. In 1911, she became a student at the Academy of Dramatic Art. She enjoyed a brief though varied career on the stage, cut short by the First World War. After service in the Women's Volunteer Reserve, she began writing in earnest. Working as a journalist at the same time as writing fiction, she became "Columbine," the drama critic on the Sunday Chronicle. False Goddesses, her first novel, was published in 1923. A second novel The Bröntes Went to Woolworths, did not appear until 1931, but its wide acclaim confirmed Rachel Ferguson's position in the public eye. Over the next two decades she wrote extensively and published eight more novels.
Disambiguation notice

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

Rachel Ferguson's book The Brontes Went to Woolworths was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Sign up to get a pre-publication copy in exchange for a review.

Member ratings

Average: (3.69)
1 4
1.5 1
2 6
2.5 6
3 33
3.5 18
4 50
4.5 7
5 27

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Rachel Ferguson is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Rachel Ferguson is composed of 3 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 140,157,138 books! | Top bar: Always visible