I have now read The Adventures of a Pincushion by Dorothy Kilner (also known as Mary Pelham), or maybe the author was Mary Ann Kilner 1781 and The Adventures of a Watch by an anonymous author 1788. So you can probably see the current route my investigations are going.
I am currently reading The Adventures of a seven shilling piece by A. Hamilton 1811. And have the following two books on my desk at Chawton House Library- The Adventures of a Rupee by Helenus Scott 1781 and The Adventures of a Black Coat 1760.
My head is buzzing with ideas, having started on an idea from reading The Adventures of a Pin...
I am now at Chawton House Library reading through the 15,000 books of which some are 1st and rare editions of books written by female writers dating from 1600 to 1830.
My first book I read was published in 1750 called "A Female Soldier Or, The Surprising Life and Adventures of Hannah Snell. Who went by the name of James Gray and nicknamed by her shipmates Miss Molly Gray due to her not having a rough beard as they had.