Helen Brodie Cowan Bannerman was a Scottish author of children's books. She is best known for her first book, Little Black Sambo .Life Bannerman was born at 35 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh. She was the eldest daughter and fourth child of seven children of Robert Boog Watson , minister of the Free Church of Scotland and malacologist, and his wife Janet , daughter of Helen Brodie and the papermaker and philanthropist Alexander Cowan. Between the ages of 2 and 12, she lived in Madeira, where her father was minister at the Scottish church. When the family returned, they spent much time with their maternal aunt, Mrs Cowan, at 35 Royal Terrace on Calton Hill.Source: Wikipedia
University in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
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