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Marjorie Bowen (1) [1885–1952]

This page covers the author of The Bishop of Hell and Other Stories.

For other authors named Marjorie Bowen, see the disambiguation page.

Marjorie Bowen (1) has been aliased into Joseph Shearing.

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Works have been aliased into Joseph Shearing.

Black Magic 72 copies, 2 reviews
The Viper of Milan 59 copies, 3 reviews
I Will Maintain 56 copies, 1 review
Dickon 43 copies, 1 review
For God and the King 39 copies, 1 review
Defender of the Faith 34 copies, 1 review
The Crown Derby Plate 26 copies, 1 review
The Master of Stair 19 copies, 1 review
The Poisoners 17 copies, 2 reviews
The King's Favourite 15 copies, 1 review
Dark Rosaleen 8 copies, 1 review
The Cheats 4 copies
General Crack 3 copies
Eugenie 3 copies
Kings-at-Arms 3 copies
Cambric Tea 3 copies
Lovers' Knots 2 copies
Pale Rose 2 copies
Five People 2 copies
Ferriby 1 copy
Jacqueline 1 copy
Roccoco 1 copy
Violante 1 copy
Nightmare 1 copy

Works have been aliased into Joseph Shearing.

The Fireside Book of Christmas Stories (Contributor) 263 copies, 3 reviews
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (Contributor) 228 copies, 7 reviews
Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (Contributor) 193 copies, 16 reviews
The Omnibus of Crime (Contributor) 192 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (Contributor) 123 copies, 4 reviews
Tales of Witchcraft (Contributor) 97 copies
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (Contributor) 79 copies
The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows (Contributor) 61 copies, 1 review
Ghost Stories and Other Horrid Tales (Contributor) 59 copies
Spirits of the Season: Christmas Hauntings (Contributor) 55 copies, 1 review
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (Contributor) 55 copies, 4 reviews
Mystery for Christmas (Contributor) 46 copies
Realms of Darkness (Contributor) 42 copies, 1 review
Ghosts for Christmas (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review
Women of the Weird: Eerie Stories by the Gentle Sex (Contributor) 40 copies, 2 reviews
The Young Oxford Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 32 copies, 1 review
Night chills : stories of suspense and horror (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review
The Fireside Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 15 copies
The Cold Embrace: Weird Stories by Women (Contributor) 12 copies, 1 review
Shapes of the Supernatural (Contributor) 11 copies, 1 review
The great weird stories (Contributor) 4 copies
The Big book of detective stories (Contributor) 4 copies
The Big Book for Girls (Contributor) 1 copy
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Marjorie Bowen was the principal pen name of Margaret Gabrielle Vere Long, née Campbell. She was born on Hayling Island, Hampshire, England, and had a difficult childhood. The family moved constantly to escape debt. Her father was an alcoholic who disappeared and was later found dead on the streets of London. Marjorie did not go to school, but was self-educated in libraries and museums. She published her first novel, The Viper of Milan: A Romance of Lombardy, in 1906 at age 21, and thereafter was the breadwinner for an ungrateful family. Under this financial pressure, she produced more than 150 books using half a dozen pseudonyms, most of them historical fiction, Gothic novels, romance novels, and crime stories. She also wrote history, children's books, biographies, short stories, literary criticism, and tales of the supernatural. Her writing was widely admired by other authors, including Graham Greene. She was married twice: her first marriage took her to Italy, where she lived during the years of World War I. She wrote an autobiography, The Debate Continues (1939).

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