Molly Hughes


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in London, The United Kingdom
October 02, 1866

Died
January 01, 1956

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Mary Vivian Hughes, usually known as Molly Hughes and also published under M.V. Hughes, was a British educator and author.

The daughter of a London stockbroker, she was born Mary Thomas and passed most of her childhood in Canonbury, under the watchful eyes of four older brothers. Her father, a modestly successful stockbroker, became caught up in a financial scandal and committed suicide in 1879.

She attended the North London Collegiate School and a Cambridge teachers' training college, and was later awarded her BA in London.

As head of the training department at Bedford College from 1892 until 1897, she played an important role in expanding and rationalizing the teacher training curriculum. Molly Thomas married barrister-at-law Arthur Hughes (
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Average rating: 4.03 · 385 ratings · 55 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
A London Child of the 1870s

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A London Girl of the 1880s

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A London Family, 1870-1900:...

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A London Home in the 1890s

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A London Family Between The...

3.97 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1940
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Meal Prep: The Complete Mea...

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“He liked to join in any game that was afoot, so long as it was simple, such as dominoes or draughts, but was so good natured that he always let his opponents win. Not that he said so, but we were always aware of it, and could see him making mistakes on purpose. To poor Arthur we owed our disgust with obtrusively unselfish people, and our understanding of mother's oft-repeated maxim: 'Please yourself, your friends will like you the better.”
Molly Hughes, A London Child of the 1870s

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