Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Mary Elizabeth Christie (1847–1906)
Biography: Mary Elizabeth Christie was born in 1847 in London, the second daughter of William Dougal Christie (1816–1874) and Mary Grant. Christie's father was a diplomatist and writer and served as the minister to Brazil (1859–63). He was recalled to England under a cloud and retired in 1863. Anthony Trollope was a family friend, though the friendship cooled after their return from Brazil. Mary lived with her parents and she wrote one novel, Lady Laura (1880). She never married and died in 1906.
References: British Census (1881); DNB (William Dougal Christie); Times (9 July 1906)