Miriam Alexander

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Miriam Alexander, later Mrs Harold Stokes, (born Sept. 1879) was a British-born author of historical novels with Irish settings.[1]

She was born at Birkenhead and educated at home, except for a short period at Alexandra College, Dublin. She was much interested in the Gaelic League but later became alienated from it.[2]

She made her literary debut with her novel The House of Lisronan, a story of the Williamite wars. The novel was awarded the 250-guinea Melrose Prize for 1911. Six editions were sold in less than two months. Her other novels include The Port of Dreams (1912), The Ripple (1913, Miss O'Corra, M.F.H. (1915), and The Green Altar (1924).[3]


  1. ^ Stephen James Meredith Brown (ed), Ireland in Fiction: A Guide to Irish Novels, Tales, Romances, and Folk-lore, Burt Franklin, NY, 1970 (Reprint of the 1919 ed.) pp.17-18 [1]
  2. ^ Brown
  3. ^ John Wilson Foster, Irish Novels, 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction, Oxford University Press, USA, 2008 ISBN 0-19-923283-0 ISBN 978-0199232833 pp26, [2]