08:05:25 AM Jul 29th 2014
Removed: The character of Amelia Bedelia was based on a maid in Cameroon, where the author spent some time during her formative years. Her vast collection of hats, notorious for their extensive plumage, inspired her to write an assortment of tales based on her experiences in North Africa. after reading this piece in The Daily Dot from July 29, 2014. The author says she invented it in 2009.