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Fanny Burney

13 June 1752 – 6 January 1840

British diarist, novelist and playwright, who survived a mastectomy without anaesthetic and left a graphic account of it.


O, we all acknowledge our faults now; 'tis the mode of the day; but the acknowledgement passes for current payment; and therefore we never amend them.

Camilla, 1796


O! how short a time does it take to put an end to a woman's liberty!

Diary, 20 July 1768


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