Edith Anna Oenone Somerville(1858-1949), Artist and writer; wrote under the collaborative pseudonym 'Somerville and Ross' with Violet Martin
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Somerville studied art in Paris before her cousin, Violet Martin, persuaded her to join her in a collaborative writing career, with Violet using the pseudonym Martin Ross. As the writing duo Somerville and Ross, they enjoyed great success with novels that offered a humorous take on their Anglo-Irish experience, including most famously Some Experiences of an Irish RM (1899). They fell out of favour post Irish Independence. A suffragist from 1908, she became President of the Munster Women's Franchise League, with Martin as Vice-President.