Author profile

Catherine Louisa Pirkis

1839 - 1910

Best known work

  • The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, 1894


  • Fiction - Novels
  • Fiction - Short Stories
  • Journalism

Nom de plume

Mrs FE Pirkis, Catherine Louisa Lyne

Social class

Middle class

Parental background

Her father was an accountant.

At publication of best known work

  • Age: 55
  • Marital status: Married
  • Number of children: 2

Physical description

No description of Pirkis has been found to exist.

Did you know?

Pirkis and her husband were advocates for animal welfare and helped to set up the dog charity Canine National Defence League in 1891.

Additional information

At The Circulating Library database of Victorian fiction gives a very brief introduction to Pirkis and her works. Little open access discussion of Pirkis and her works is currently available and she does not have an entry in the ODNB as of August 2018.


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