The Journal of Mrs Soane's Dog Fanny, by Herself by Mirabel Cecil


The Journal of Mrs Soane's Dog Fanny, by Herself by Mirabel Cecil

The author, Fanny, is a well-heeled dog who lives at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. In this house full of mysterious treasures, Fanny and her friend Mew, the cat from next door, have many escapades, related here by Fanny in exciting and often hilarious detail. Fanny's owner, Mrs Soane and her husband, the famous architect Sir John Soane, lived at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2 from 1813 until 1837. Their home is now a Museum and Fanny's grave in the Monk's Yard is much admired by visitors. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Francesca Martin using original 19th century drawings and paintings of the interiors of 13 Lincolns Inn Fields.


An amusing read for any age. Cassone magazine A charmingly illustrated account of life at numbers 12 and 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields. The History Girls

About the Author

Mirabel Cecil is author of A Kind of Prospero (Walker, 1996), the biography of her brother Sebastian Walker, the pioneering children's publisher. Mirabel Cecil's children's books include Ruby the Christmas Donkey and The Surprise Bear. Mirabel Cecil lives in London and Norfolk. Francesca Martin is well known for her colourful children's books based on her childhood in East Africa, notably The Honey Hunters and Clever Tortoise.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


72 pages


Mirabel Cecil
More books by Mirabel Cecil


Publication date

23rd October 2013



Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

Lovereading 4 schools