Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Elizabeth Glaister (1840–1892)
Biography: Elizabeth Glaister was born in 1840 in Sussex, the eldest daughter of Rev. William Glaister and Elizabeth Burrill. Her father was a one-time fellow of University College, Oxford, and rector of Beckley, Sussex. She never married. In her thirties, Glaister turned to fiction and wrote a handful of books beginning with the historical novel of the civil war The Markhams of Ollerton (1873) and ending with the intriguing romance Bernard and Marcia: A Story of Middle Age (1888). In addition, she wrote a handbook on needlework and an account of Southwell minster for Cassell. She died in 1892 in Southwell.
References: Boase; British Census (1861, 1871, 1891)