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By: Mary Elizabeth Hawker (1848-1908)

Book cover Cecilia de Noël

Cecilia de Noël is an original and cleverly told ghost story, published in 1891. The story is told, Rashomon-like, from six different viewpoints.

Book cover Mademoiselle Ixe

This is a story by the English writer Mary Elizabeth Hawker (1848-1908) entitled Mademoiselle Ixe, by[pseudonym] Lanoe Falconer. The manuscript had been previously rejected by many publishers. The heroine is a governess in an English country house. The mystery is cleverly handled, and the artistic treatment showed a delicacy and refinement which were uncommon in English writers of short stories. The Saturday Review declared it to be 'one of the finest short stories in England.' Success was great and immediate...

Book cover Hotel D'Angleterre And Other Stories

Five short stories by Lanoe Falconer which is the pseudonym of the English writer, Marie Elizabeth Hawker (1848 - 1908). Her works, though few, were well received. Never married, her health was precarious, preventing her from writing more, though she wished to. She died of tuberculosis, as did her brother.

Book cover Old Hampshire Vignettes

Lanoe Falconer is the pseudonym of the English writer, Marie Elizabeth Hawker (1848 - 1908). Her works, though few, were well received. She lived most of her life in the Hampshire Valley, the source of these verbal sketches. Never married, her health was precarious, preventing her from writing more, though she wished to. She died of tuberculosis, as did her brother.


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