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Book document's NOTL hero who was 'braver than Laura Secord'
Lissa Paul will hold book launch and signing at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum on Thursday for Eliza Fenwick: Early Modern Feminist. (supplied)

One heroine of Niagara-on-the-Lake easily springs to mind throughout local history – but Lissa Paul is shining a light on another; Eliza Fenwick – a Canadian icon “braver than Laura Secord,” documented in Paul’s new book.

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum will host Paul on Nov. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. for a launch and signing of the biography Eliza Fenwick: Early Modern Feminist.

During the launch, Paul will do a few readings of the letters which were written from the Breakenridge House at 230 Centre St., where Fenwick ran a school for girls from 1829 to 1833.

Paul weaves the tale of Fenwick’s life in the biography, chronicling how she “paved her own unique path throughout the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as she made her way from country to country as writer, teacher, and school owner,” the book description states.