Margaret Fairless Barber


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Margaret Fairless Barber (7 May 1869 – 24 August 1901), pseudonym Michael Fairless, was an English Christian writer whose book of meditations, The Roadmender (1902) achieved huge popularity in its time.

Barber was born in Rastrick, Brighouse, West Riding of Yorkshire, the youngest of three daughters. She was initially tutored at home by her mother, Maria Louisa, née Musgrave (1831–1890)... more »

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  • ''To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.''
    Margaret Fairless Barber (1869-1901), British author. The Roadmender, vol. 3, ch. 3 (1900).
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