Welcome to the web site of the author Eleanor (Stackhouse) Atkinson, born in Rensselaer, Indianapolis in 1863; died in Manhasset, Long Island in 1942.
Eleanor's most famous book is Greyfriars Bobby. Although first published in 1912, the book is still in print in the UK today. The story is about the little Skye terrier, who kept vigil over his master's grave from 1858 to 1872 in Greyfriars kirkyard in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Greyfriars Bobby was made into a Disney film of the same name in 1960.
Prior to her marriage to Francis Blake Atkinson in 1891, Eleanor worked as a special reporter for the Chicago Tribune under the pen name of Nora Marks. In the guise of many different young ladies, she reported on several serious issues of the day.
This web site is a tribute to the life and work of Eleanor Atkinson, of whom so little is known in the United Kingdom.
Inez Visser, Website Editor, Edinburgh 2005