[caption width="105" caption="Margaret Marshall Saunders" align="alignleft"]Margaret Marshall Saunders 001.jpg[/caption] Marshall Saunders is actually Margaret Marshall Saunders, she published Beautiful Joe as Marshall Saunders as she hoped the male sounding name would mean the book would be taken more seriously.

Saunders was born in Canada on the 14th May 1861 and died on February 15, 1947

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