Nothing is currently known about little 13yearold Shirley Madisons past only that she was orphaned quotfrom birthquot as she says and that in Edwardian London she must have had a very bad time until Miss Cranry took her in as her Maidofallwork. Adding to her mystery Shirley is not only a talented maid but also an excellent cook and seamstress. Where she picked up such skills is anyones guess. Like all sliceoflife heroines Shirley manages to take joy in the little simple things in life. She has become quite attached to Miss Cranry but not as a motherfigure.