(c. 1640–1689), born in Kent, England, claimed to have visited the British colony of Surinam, where
is set. She wrote poetry, short stories, stage plays, and political propaganda for the Tory party, as well as her great amorous and political novel,
Love Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister
Janet Todd is Francis Hutcheson Professor of English Literature at the University of Glasgow and an honorary fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.