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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Rose Macqueen Piddington

Author: Rose Macqueen Piddington (1833–1928)

Biography: Rose Macqueen Piddington was born in 1833 in London, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Piddington. Her father founded the Continental Daily Parcels Express, an early international shipping concern. Piddington published two anonymous novels: The Last of the Cavaliers (1859) and The Gain of a Loss (1866). Neither made much of a mark with the public and she gave up on literature. She never married and lived a long life dying in 1928 in Surrey where she was a long-time resident.

References: British Census (1861, 1871, 1881, 1901, 1911)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Last of the Cavaliers.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1859.
  2. The Gain of a Loss: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1866.