"Silas Marner" author
I believe the answer is:
'silas marner author' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)
This is the entire clue.
(Other definitions for eliot that I've seen before include "One of two writers" , "Author of Adam Bede, d.1880" , "The Waste Land author" , "T S . . . . . wrote ''The Waste Land''" , "Practical Cats author" .)