Elizabeth C. Jeffreys

Life
[née Rufford]; dg. of Anglican clergyman; converted to Catholicism; author of The Vicar’s Secret; The Fortunes of Fair Free [?]lance; Cold Comfort; Proud as Lucifer; and One Road to Rome, or Recollections of a Convert (1927). IF

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References
Stephen Brown, Ireland in Fiction (Dublin: Maunsel 1919), lists An Irish Landlord and an English MP: A Tale (London: Digby & Long [n.d.]), 130pp.; concerns the visit of Cyril Armitage, Liberal MP, ‘full of preconceived and benevolent ideas’, to the Ballymalone in the west of Ireland, and his disillusionment in face of a wide cast of Irish characters including Fr. Danroche, a patriot priest, a physician and his family of girls, and Malachi, the landlord and gs. Of old Mrs Malone; Malachi is finally murdered by a foster brother when the latter’s mother is moved from her wretched hovel to a good house.

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