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Gwendoline Courtney (1911–1996)

Author of Elizabeth of the Garret Theatre

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Elizabeth of the Garret Theatre 73 copies, 2 reviews
Sally's Family 51 copies, 3 reviews
The Girls of Friar's Rise 46 copies, 1 review
The Chiltons 39 copies
Torley Grange 35 copies
The Denehurst Secret Service 34 copies, 1 review
Well Done Denehurst 33 copies, 1 review
Mermaid House 26 copies, 1 review
Long Barrow 24 copies
The Grenville Garrison 18 copies, 1 review
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Gwendoline Courtney was born near Southampton, the younger daughter of Edwin Courtney, an antiques dealer, and Joanna nee Potter. Although there seem to have been no professional writers among her forebears, Arthur Mee was a distant cousin and among her first cousins was Phyllis Norris, who wrote 8 girls books. Gwendoline failed to matriculate because of ill health and may have trained as a secretary; she seems to have worked for some time in her father's office. During the second world war she worked in Lord Goodman's office and prided herself on being the only civilian to work on Operation Overlord. She suffered an ear injury from a bomb blast that made noise hard to bear and later moved around a great deal.
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