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Joan Coggin (1898–1980)

Author of Who Killed the Curate?

Includes the names: J COGGINS
Also includes: Joanna Lloyd (1)

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Who Killed the Curate? 67 copies, 3 reviews
The Mystery at Orchard House 38 copies, 1 review
Dancing with Death 25 copies, 1 review
Catherine, Head of the House 16 copies, 1 review
Audrey, A New Girl 9 copies, 1 review
Catherine Goes to School 9 copies, 1 review
Jane Runs Away from School 8 copies, 1 review
Three New Girls 4 copies, 1 review

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Born in Lemsford, Hertfordshire, in 1898. Grandaughter of Edward Lloyd, founder of Lloyd’s Weekly London Newspaper. Coggin grew up in the seaside town of Eastbourne, England. Educated at Wycombe Abbey school, which she left in 1916 to take up war work and eventually became a nurse at Eastbourne Hospital. After World War I, she resumed the social activities expected of a young woman of her class, but also worked for the Guides and the blind. In 1935 she published her first novel for girls, Betty of Turner House, using the pseudonym Joanna Lloyd (her mother's name). It was followed by five more girls' books. Between 1944 and 1949, she published four detective novels under her birth name featuring Lady Lupin Hastings, then wrote no more for 30 years before she died in 1980 at the age of 82. Her long out-of-print, and now very rare, detective books were reissued by Rue Morgue Press between 2001 and 2003.
Joanna Lloyd was the pseudonym of Joan Coggin. She grew up in the English seaside town of Eastbourne, where her family moved after the death of her mother when she was eight. She was educated at Wycombe Abbey school, and left during World War I to do war work; she later became a nurse at Eastbourne Hospital. After the war, she resumed the social activities expected of a young woman of her class, but also worked for the Guides and the blind. In 1935, she published her first novel for girls, Betty of Turner House, under the pen name Joanna Lloyd (her mother's name). It was followed by five more girls' books. She also wrote four detective novels published under her birth name between 1944 and 1949.
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