Emily Underdown (1863–1947) was an English writer, novelist and poet. She is best known for popularising Dante (Dante Alighieri, 1265–1321) and for her children’s books. Many of her works are written under the pseudonym Norley Chester. This appears to have been taken from the village of Norley, Cheshire, near the town of Chester (Room, 2010). The use of pseudonyms was common with female writers of the time. She also illustrated the book: The Pageant of The Year A Garden Record In Verse.