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Malva Christie
Full Name Malva Christie
Family Information
Family Members Edgar Christie (father)

Mona (mother)
Thomas Christie (father/uncle)
Allan Christie (brother)

Malva Christie was the daughter of Thomas Christie and sister of Allan Christie. Although she was raised as Tom Christie's daughter, she was in fact his niece; Tom's wife had an affair with his brother, Edgar, while Tom was in prison after the Rising.

Personal HistoryEdit

Events of the NovelsEdit

The Fiery CrossEdit

A Breath of Snow and AshesEdit


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  • Malva is a Latin word which refers to the mallow plant.[1]
  • Malva as a given name is possibly related to Malvina, a name invented by James Macpherson and which derives from the Gaelic mala mhinn, which means 'smooth brow'.[2]
  • Christie derives from the personal names Christian (from Greek χριω (chrio) "to anoint"[3]) or Christopher (from the Late Greek name Χριστοφορος (Christophoros) meaning "bearing Christ"[4]).



  1. malva on Wiktionary – accessed 26 June 2014
  2. Malvina on Wikipedia – accessed 26 June 2014
  3. Christos on Behind the Name – accessed 26 June 2014
  4. Christopher on Behind the Name – accessed 26 June 2014

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