Born on December 3, 1764, London; Died may 20, 1847, Edmonton, Middlesex), sister of Charles Lamb, wrote with him Tales from Shakespear.
Subject to periods of violent insanity (in the first of which she fatally stabbed her mother), she was under Charles lamb’s watchful and devoted care during his entire lifetime. Apart from infrequent lapses, she was, for the most part, quite lucid, serving as her brother’s hostess, housekeeper, faithful companion, and literary ally.
She wrote 14 of the 20 Tales from Shakespear (1807), concentrating her effort on the comedies, and collaborated also on Poetry for Children (1808), and mrs. Leicester’s School (1809), a book of children’s stories. She survived her brother by almost 13 years.