Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Jessie Sale Lloyd
Alternate Name(s): Hopkins (maiden name); Stirling (first married name); Lloyd (second married name)
Biography: Jessie Sale Lloyd was born in 1846 in Devon, the daughter of Major-general William Friend Hopkins. In 1861, she married William Stirling of the Royal Marine Light Infantry and the couple had a daughter. After his early death, she married Major Henry Oliver Lloyd, Welsh Fusiliers, in 1870. In her thirties, she turned to literature beginning with The Hazelhurst Mystery (1877), a sensation novel. She was living in 1891.
References: Allibone; British Census (1881, 1891)