Edith Blackwell Holden (September 26, – March 15, 1920) was a British artist and art teacher. She was born in Moseley, Birmingham. She became famous following the posthumous publication of her Nature Notes for 1906, in facsimile form, as the book The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady in 1977, which was an enormous publishing success, frequently given as a gift. These, and her life story, were later the subject of a television dramatisation.
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