Following the Harcourt family in Mental Improvement and the Seymour family in Juvenile Travellers Priscilla would introduce the Middleton family in her next book A Family Tour through the British Empire: Containing Some Account of its Natural and Artificial Curiosities, History and Antiquities; Interspersed with Biographical Anecdotes. Particularly Adapted to the Amusement and Instruction of Youth first published in 1804. Characters from the Middleton family would go on to feature in five of the travel books. Unlike the previous two families, whose inclusion remains fixed to that publication, the Middleton family take on a life of their own and as time passes between the books the circumstances of the family changes.

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