Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Amelia Perrier (1841–1875)

Biography: Amelia Perrier was born in 1841 in Cork, the daughter of John Johnston Perrier and Anna Browne. Her father was the second son of Sir Anthony Perrier and worked a barrister. After her father died, she, her mother, and her brother moved to London where Perrier worked as a journalist and novelist. Her two novels, Mea Culpa (1869) and A Good Match (1872), received positive reviews. The death of her brother in 1872 after a long and painful illness led to the breakdown of her own health. She traveled to Morocco for her health, producing the travel book A Winter in Morocco (1873). The following year, a hemorrhage of the lungs confirmed consumption. Thereafter, she was unable to work and applied successfully to the Royal Literary Fund. She died in 1875 in Sussex.

References: Daily News (23 June 1875); Freeman's Journal (4 October 1860); RLF (case number 1942)

Titles:

  1. Mea Culpa.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1869.
  2. A Good Match.  2 vol.  London: Henry S. King, 1872.