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Kathleen Coales

Kathleen Coales

Kathleen Wallis Coales was born in 1893, her father wrote adventure books for children under the pseudonym ‘Mark Harborough’. Kathleen was a talented artist and author and she wrote and illustrated nine children’s novels as well as a number of short stories. She also illustrated her father’s and other writers’ work. She was a founder member of the Market Harborough Art Club in 1963.

The Harborough Collection includes many of her works and equipment such as watercolours, lino-cuts, paints, brushes, palette and books. Kathleen’s art equipment, the books ‘The Secret of the Fens’, ‘The Dodo’s Egg’ and others are on display on Harborough Museum, as well as her illustrations for other authors.

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Tuesday - Friday: 10am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Sunday - Monday: Closed

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Tel: 0116 305 3627

Address: The Symington Building, Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7LT

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