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
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.
· Betley, Mr
· Edson, Mr
· Edson, Peggy
· Jackman, Jemmy (Major)
· Lirriper, Emma (Gran)
· Lirriper, Jemmy Jackman
· Maxey, Caroline
· Perkinsop, Mary Ann
· Sophy (Willing Sophy)
· Wozenham, Miss