Schooldays 1822-1835

Young Mary Ann's talents were becoming plain to all, but even as a teenager she was fighting a battle with herself. Mary Ann was so shy that she cried when asked to play piano for visitors - even though her teacher Rebecca Franklin described her as a "marvel."

But Mary Ann faced other challenges too. And although life would be cruel to her in many ways, some of her worries were simply typical of the times...

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Mary Ann's piano
Despite her early nerves, Mary Ann remained a keen pianist for the rest of her life. The grand piano that later belonged to her is on display at Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery.
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Growing Up
"George Eliot"

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