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Norah Lofts

(Norah Robinson Lofts)
UK (1904 - 1983)

aka Juliet Astley, Peter Curtis

Norah Lofts, best-selling author on both sides of the Atlantic, was born in Norfolk. She taught English and History at a girls' school before turning to writing full time. She also wrote under the pen name of Peter Curtis. A passion for old houses and their history inspired her classic 'House' trilogy, The Town House, The House at Old Vine and The House at Sunset. This meticulously researched trilogy of historical romances spans more than five centuries of Suffolk history, starting with Martin Reed, a fourteenth century serf and concluding with Frances Benyon in the mid 1950s. Lofts wrote more than 50 books, including historical non-fiction and short stories.
 
Series
The Town HouseThe House at Old VineThe House at Sunset
 
Knight's AcreThe HomecomingThe Lonely FurrowThe Suffolk Trilogy
 
Gad's Hall
Gad's Hall (1977)
The Haunting of Gad's Hall (1978)
     aka Haunted House
Gad's HallThe Haunting of Gad's Hall
 
Novels
Here Was a ManWhite Hell of PityBlossom Like the RoseHester Roon
Scent of ClovesThe Brittle GlassMichael and All AngelsJassy
To See a Fine LadySilver NutmegA Calf for VenusEsther
The Lute PlayerBless This HouseQueen in WaitingThe Road to Revelation
Afternoon of an AutocratThe ConcubineHer Own Special IslandHow Far to Bethlehem
Heaven in Your HandThe King's PleasureThe Lost QueenMadselin
Out of This NettleThe Little Wax DollLovers All UntrueThe Maude Reed Tale
A Rose for VirtueCharlotteRequiem for IdolsRupert Hatton's Story
NethergateCrown of AloesCheckmateWalk into My Parlour
The Fall of MidasCopsi CastleThe Day of the ButterflyA Wayside Tavern
The Old PrioryThe ClawPargetersThe Devil in Clevely
 
Omnibus
Requiem for Idols / You're Best Alone
 
Collections
I Met a Gypsy: And Other StoriesSelected WorksSaving Face: And Other Stories
 
Non fiction
Hauntings: Is There Anybody There?Domestic Life in EnglandQueens of BritainEmma Hamilton
Anne Boleyn
 
Anthologies containing stories by Norah Lofts
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories
 
Short stories
I Met a Gypsy [short story] (1935)
Mr. Edward (1947)
Heaven In Your Hand [short story] (1958)
Saving Face [short story] (1983)


Norah Lofts recommends
The Marigold Field
The Marigold Field (1969)
(Whitman Saga, book 1)
Diane Pearson
"I read it with the utmost joy and admiration. It is so real, so down to earth, so very true, so sad, in places even so funny... a splendid book."



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