08/02/2023

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Mrs Lirriper’s Lodging – 1863 – A Short Story


Mrs Lirriper and Major Jackman

This was a Christmas short story published on 12 Dec 1863 in All the Year Round.

Also in this issue were:
Elizabeth Gaskell, How the First Floor Went to Crowley Castle
Andrew Halliday, How the Side-Room was Attended by a Doctor
Edmund H. Yates, How the Second-Floor Kept a Dog
Amelia B. Edwards, How the Third-Floor Knew the Potteries
Charles Allston Collins (Dickens’s son-in-law), How the Best Attic was Under a Cloud
THE STORY:
Emma Lirriper runs a boarding house at Number Eighty-One Norfolk Street in The Strand.

She follows saves Mrs Edson as she is about to throw herself into the Thames.

She and her lodger, Major Jackman, adopt a child of a lodger who died in childbirth.


Willing Sophy
THE CHARACTERS:
·       Betley, Mr
·       Bobbo
·       Edson, Mr
·       Edson, Peggy
·       Jackman, Jemmy (Major)
·       Jane
·       Lirriper
·       Lirriper, Emma (Gran)
·       Lirriper, Jemmy Jackman
·       Maxey, Caroline
·       Perkinsop, Mary Ann
·       Polly
·       Seraphina
·       Sophy (Willing Sophy)
·       Wozenham, Miss

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