Molly is the housekeeper at the Folly.

Past Edit

Inspector Murville organised a raid in Limehouse in 1911. In the home of Manchu the Magnificent (born Henry Speltz, in Canada) they found Molly. Murville took her to the Folly, and she refused to leave after that. She was brought up by the servants.[1]

Life at the Folly Edit

Since coming to the Folly, Molly only takes two days off per year, when the clocks change for daylight saving time, which she spends in her room. She has a liking for raw meat, has pointed teeth (and a tendency to cover her mouth when it is open) and gets on well with Toby the dog. She can perform Haemomancy and was able to transport Peter Grant back in time for his encounter with Henry Pyke.[2] Besides she learnt to use the computer and exchanges recipes with her friends via internet.

Near Rushpool Peter encounters some kind of Fae that look like Molly. Since then he is sure that she is a Fae.[3]

Molly never speaks; the only sound she makes is a rhythmic, hissing sound when she laughs. She appears as a silent figure, dressed as an Edwardian maid, gliding silently between the rooms of the Folly, although she can move with incredible speed at times. Her cookery skills are legendary but not always enjoyable although she seems to be trying hard to improve them. She seems to care greatly for Nightingale.


  • She makes special halal sandwiches for Sahra Guleed.[4]
  • Molly has both Facebook and Twitter accounts.[5]
  • Her Twitter account is @jollygoodcook and she tweets to @dyingforAfag.[6]
  • Her cooking and baking appears to be inspired by both Jamie Oliver[7] and The Great British Bake Off.[8]

References Edit

  1. Moon over Soho
  2. Rivers of London
  3. Foxglove Summer
  4. The Hanging Tree, page 322.
  5. The Furthest Station
  6. Body Work #2
  7. Broken Homes
  8. The Furthest Station