Angela Brazil was born in Lancashire on the 30th of November 1868 to parents Clarence Brazil and Angelica McKinnel and was the youngest of their four children. The family moved around the Lancashire area for Clarence Brazil's work as a mill manager and then into the Manchester area. In later years, after her father's death, they moved to the Conwy Valley in Wales. In 1911, Brazil finally relocated and settled in Coventry, keeping house for her brother and later being joined by her sister.Angela Brazil (Wikipedia) / A Terrible Tomboy
It is said that Angela's mother, Angelica had a large impact and influence in her young life. In a break with the tradition of the Victorian era in which Angela and her sister Amy grew up, their mother was very involved in their upbringing and encouraged their interest in things such as music and literature. This fostered a love which would stay with Angela for life, as it is known that she was widely read and was a collector of early children's fiction, as well as an author in her own right.