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Ursula Bloom


UK (1892 - 1984)

aka Sheila Burns, Mary Essex, Rachel Harvey, Deborah Mann, Lozania Prole

Ursula was born in Essex, but as a child lived in Whitchurch, Warwickshire, where her father, James Harvey Bloom, was the Rector of the village. She went on to write books about his work into their family history.

Ursula published over 500 books in her lifetime, an achievement that once won her recognition in the Guinness Book of Records. She wrote many of her novels under pseudonyms - Sheila Burns, Mary Essex, Rachel Harvey, Deborah Mann, Lozania Prole and Sara Sloane.

Her work was predominantly romantic, although her first book, Tiger, privately printed, was written when she was seven years old. She was encouraged to write by a family friend, a well-known author of the time - Marie Corelli.

Born into the fringes of middle class, with aspirations of grandeur but little money, Ursula became a master of story-telling in her own life - keeping up appearances with an imaginary housemaid because "it would have been a social stigma to do our own work" and pretending to her first husband that she could control the servants and not they her - writing was both an outlet and easy with someone of her imagination and humour.

She married twice - in 1916 to Arthur Brownlow Denham-Cookes, to whom she had one son, Pip, born in 1917, and in 1925 to Charles Gower Robinson.
 
Novels
The Great Beginning (1924)
Candleshades: The Story of a Soul (1928)
Veneer: The Story of a Man (1929)
The Eternal Tomorrow (1931)
The Secret Lover (1931)
The Log of a Naval Officer's Wife (1932)
Wonder Cruise (1934)
Laughter in Cheyne Walk (1937)
The Golden Venture (1938)
Lily of the Valley (1938)
Without Make-Up (1938)
You and Your Looks (1938)
Time, Tide and I (1942)
No Lady In Bed (1944)
Romantic Fugitive (1944)
The Changed Village (1945)
Pumpkin the Pup (1945)
Rude Forefathers (1945)
Caravan for Three (1947)
No Lady With A Pen (1947)
You And Your Home (1947)
No Lady in the Cart (1949)
Three Girls Come to Town (1949)
Eleanor Jowitt, Antiques (1950)
The King's Wife (1950)
The song of Philomel (1950)
You and Your Fun (1950)
You and Your Life (1950)
You and Your Needle (1950)
How Dark, My Lady (1951)
Mum's Girl Was No Lady (1951)
New World Round the Corner (1951)
Nine Lives (1951)
Orange Blossom for Sandra (1951)
Pavillion (1951)
The Sentimental Family (1951)
Age Cannot Wither (1952)
As Bends the Bough (1952)
For the Bride (1952)
Nightshade at Morning (1952)
Twilight of a Tudor (1952)
Adam's Daughter (1953)
The first Elizabeth (1953)
Gracious Lady (1953)
Marriage of Leonora (1953)
Moon song (1953)
Sea Fret (1953)
Hitler's Eva (1954)
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (1954)
Daughters of the Rectory (1955)
The Girl Who Loved Crippen (1955)
The Silver Ring (1956)
The Tides of Spring Flow Fast (1956)
Victorian Vinaigrette (1956)
Brief Springtime (1957)
The Elegant Edwardian (1957)
The Abiding City (1958)
Down to the Sea in Ships (1958)
Monkey Tree in a Flower Pot (1958)
The Inspired Needle (1959)
Undarkening Green (1959)
The Romance of Charles Dickens (1960)
Sixty Years of Home (1960)
The Thieving Magpie (1960)
A Woman Called Mary (1960) (as by Deborah Mann)
The Cactus Has Courage (1961)
Prelude to Yesterday (1961)
War Isn't Wonderful (1961)
Harvest Home Come Sunday (1962)
Ship in a Bottle (1962)
The Gated Road (1963)
Mrs. Bunthorpe's Respects: A Chronicle of Cooks (1963)
The House That Died Alone (1964)
The Ring Tree (1964)
The Quiet Village (1965)
The Ugly Head (1965)
The Dandelion Clock (1966)
The Mightier Sword (1966)
Rosemary for Stratford on Avon (1966)
The Old Adam (1967)
     aka Cycles of Life
A Roof and Four Walls (1967)
Two Pools in a Field (1967)
The Dragonfly (1968)
The Ghost of Fiddler's Hill (1968) (with Mary Essex)
Now Barabbas Was a Robber: The Story of a Man Who Lived That Christ Might Die (1968) (as by Deborah Mann)
Yesterdays Tomorrow (1968)
Casualty Ward (1969)
Doctor's Desire (1969)
The Flight of the Falcon (1969)
House of Kent (1969)
Nurse Judy's Secret Passion (1969)
The Song of Salome (1969) (as by Deborah Mann)
Hunter's Moon (1970)
Rosemary for Frinton (1970)
Three Sisters (1970)
The Tune of Time (1970)
Rosemary for Chelsea (1971)
Perchance to Dream (1971)
Great Tomorrow (1971)
The Caravan of Chance (1971)
April After (1971)
Harvest of a House (1971)
Pilgrim Soul (1972)
Edwardian Day-dream (1972)
Duke of Windsor (1972)
The Passionate Heart (1972)
Three Cedars (1972)
Facade (1972)
The Cheval Glass (1973)
Gypsy Flower (1973)
Beloved Creditor (1973)
Fruit on the Bough (1973)
The Fourth Cedar (1973)
Requesting the Pleasure (1973)
Pack Mule (1973)
The Old Rectory (1973)
Woman Who Was Tomorrow (1973)
Driving of Destiny (1974)
Mirage on the Horizon (1974)
Gossamer Dream (1974)
The Old Elm Tree (1974)
Royal Baby (1975)
The Twisted Road (1975)
Mirage of Love (1975)
The Turn of Life's Tide (1976)
Pilate's Wife (1976) (as by Deborah Mann)
The Painted Lady (1976)
Life is No Fairy Tale (1976)
The Great Queen Consort (1976)
The Fire and the Rose (1977)
Tomorrow for Apricots (1977)
Edward and Victoria (1977)
House on the Hill (1977)
Bittersweet (1978)
Passion's Pilgrim (1978)
Love is But a Dream (1978)
The Woman Doctor (1978)
Love : Old and New (1978)
Sunday Love (1978)
Marriage in Heaven (1980)
Doctor and Lover (1983)
Golden Flame (1983)
Nurse from Killarney (1983)
Three Sons (1983)
It Happened in Spring (1983)
Spring in September (1983)
Trailing Glory (1983)
Sailor's Love (1984)
King's Daughter (1984)
Dark Farm (1985)
Orange Girl (1985)
Romantic Cottage Hospital (1985)
Hospital of the Heart (1985)
A Gentleman Called James (1985)
Sweet Impulse (1985)
The Bells Still Ring (1985)
Assistant Matron (1985)
She Had What It Takes (1986)
Dr. Guardian of the Gate (1987)
Romantic Theater Sister (1987)
Chance Romance (1987)
Air Liner (1988)
Bridal Sweet (1988)
The Love Story of Dr. Duke (1988)
Rosebud and Stardust (1988)
Youth at the Gate (1989)
Young Kangaroos Prefer Riding (1989)
The Nurse Who Shocked the Matron (1989)
Sweet Marie-Antoinette (1989)
Gypsy Flame (1990)
Theatre Sister in Love (1990)
No Trespassers in Love (1990)
Lovely Shadow (1992)
Judge of Jerusalem (1995)
Dinah's Husband (1997)
The Fugitive Romantic (1999)
Doctor Delightful (2001)
Veneer: The Story of a ManThe Eternal TomorrowThe Secret LoverWonder Cruise
The Golden VenturePumpkin the PupRude ForefathersYou And Your Home
No Lady in the CartThe King's WifeThe song of PhilomelMum's Girl Was No Lady
The Sentimental FamilyAge Cannot WitherFor the BrideNightshade at Morning
Twilight of a TudorGracious LadyMoon songHitler's Eva
The Girl Who Loved CrippenThe Elegant EdwardianThe Abiding CityDown to the Sea in Ships
Monkey Tree in a Flower PotThe Romance of Charles DickensSixty Years of HomeThe Cactus Has Courage
Prelude to YesterdayWar Isn't WonderfulHarvest Home Come SundayThe Gated Road
Mrs. Bunthorpe's Respects: A Chronicle of CooksThe House That Died AloneThe Ring TreeThe Quiet Village
The Dandelion ClockThe Mightier SwordRosemary for Stratford on AvonThe Old Adam
Two Pools in a FieldNow Barabbas Was a Robber: The Story of a Man Who Lived That Christ Might DieThe Flight of the FalconHunter's Moon
Rosemary for FrintonThe Tune of TimeRosemary for ChelseaPerchance to Dream
The Caravan of ChanceEdwardian Day-dreamFacadeThe Cheval Glass
Pack MuleThe Old RectoryMirage on the HorizonThe Old Elm Tree
The Twisted RoadThe Turn of Life's TideThe Painted LadyLife is No Fairy Tale
The Great Queen ConsortThe Fire and the RoseEdward and VictoriaHouse on the Hill
Love is But a DreamThe Woman DoctorLove : Old and NewMarriage in Heaven
Sweet Marie-AntoinetteDoctor Delightful
 

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