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Jean Plaidy
Eleanor Hibbert (1 September 1906 – 19 January 1993) was an English author who combined imagination with facts to bring history alive through novels of fiction and romance. She was a prolific writer who published several books a year in different literary genres, each genre under a different pen... show more



Eleanor Hibbert (1 September 1906 – 19 January 1993) was an English author who combined imagination with facts to bring history alive through novels of fiction and romance. She was a prolific writer who published several books a year in different literary genres, each genre under a different pen name: Jean Plaidy for fictionalized history of European royalty; Victoria Holt for gothic romances, and Philippa Carr for a multi-generational family saga. A literary split personality, she also wrote light romances, crime novels, murder mysteries and thrillers under the names Eleanor Burford, Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow, Anna Percival, and Ellalice Tate.In 1989, the Romance Writers of America gave her the Golden Treasure award in recognition of her significant contributions to the romance genre. By the time of her death, she had written more than 200 books that worldwide sold more than 100 million copies in 20 languages. She continues to be a widely borrowed author among lending libraries. Her popular works of historical fiction are appreciated by readers and critics alike for their accuracy, quality of writing, and attention to detail. Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Birth date: September 01, 1906
Died: January 18, 1993
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Beyond Strange New Words
Beyond Strange New Words rated it 3 years ago
The Follies of the King deals with the reign of Edward II, who inherited his father's looks, but is as unlike him as possible in any other way. Preferring the company of men to that of women and the merry sides of life to the matters of the state from an early age, Edward II marries Isabella, a be...
Beyond Strange New Words
Beyond Strange New Words rated it 3 years ago
The Hammer of the Scots depicts the rule of Edward I, who considers himself to be – and, for the most part, is – a stern, but just king, even if he brutally punishes his enemies in accordance with his belief in instilling respect through fear. Thus, Edward I proves himself to be a great king, who...
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it 3 years ago
Mary lacks a brain and William could give Regina George a run for her money. Sad. Generally I find Plaidy's characters much more engaging than Mary and William.
A Tale of Two Pages
A Tale of Two Pages rated it 3 years ago
Margaret of Anjou was a headstrong woman - one that was placed with a weak husband. Had Henry V been of stronger stamina, she might never have risen to the level of hate that England placed around her. She tore the country apart with her favorites, and through the conflict that arose, we got the War...
Beyond Strange New Words
Beyond Strange New Words rated it 3 years ago
The Queen from Provence deals with the reign of Henry III of England. Henry III, crowned as just a child, has a difficult task placed upon him: to overcome the heritage of his father, the hated King John, and reinstate the rule of law and order in England. Having good advisors, he is initially su...
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