American-born writer and journalist Elizabeth Banks lived and worked in London (from 1892). She was known for investigative stories in leading newspapers and magazines. Her book Campaigns of Curiosity: The Journalistic Adventures of an American Girl in London initiated her “American Girl” persona. Banks published a novel, a book of short stories, and an expose of the classisi underpinnings of the English education system. She was a prolific writer who never lost her “outsider” status, which she used to critique a classisi society.