Alice Perrin

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Alice Perrin or Alice Robinson (15 July 1867 – 13 February 1934) was a British novelist who wrote about the British in colonial India. She became successful after the publication of her short ghost story collection East of Suez.

Perrin was born in the hill station of Mussoorie in Anglo-India in 1867. She was sent to England where she went to school and when she returned she married an engineer Charles Perrin on 26 May 1886 in Dehra. Once married and after the birth of their only child she took to writing.[1]

Though perhaps best known today for her romance novels set in India, Perrin gained initial fame writing Anglo-Indian ghost stories that, like her contemporary Bithia Mary Croker, are more subversive than her longer fiction.[2]

External links

Historical books online

Review of East of Suez.
Review "East of Suez: Stories of Love, Betrayal & Hauntings from the Raj"


  1. Wikipedia artice, see above.
  2. 'Chapter 8, Animal Gothic in Alice Perrin’s East of Suez" page 157 Women’s Colonial Gothic Writing, 1850-1930: Haunted Empire by Melissa Edmundson 2018 Google Books