Full Circle
Full Circle asked Sherwood Smith:

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Sherwood Smith Anna Maria is actually a made up character. You might be thinking of Betsey Wynne, whose diaries and letters are some of my favorites of the period, and indeed were the spark that inspired this story. I also did a lot of research on female singers of the time, particularly the French opera writers and playwrights of the Revolutionary period.

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