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Johanna Spyri

JOHANNA SPYRI (1827-1901) was a Swiss author. Born in rural Switzerland to a doctor and a poet, she later lived in Zurich with her husband and son. She began writing stories later in life, publishing her most famous novel, Heidi, in 1881. In the last twenty years of her life, Spyri wrote more than fifty novels and stories for adults and children.