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Elizabeth Jenkins (1905–2010)

Author of Elizabeth the Great

28+ Works 2,023 Members 35 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the names: Elzabeth Jenkins, Elizabeth Jenkins

Works by Elizabeth Jenkins

Elizabeth the Great (1958) 702 copies
The Tortoise and the Hare (1954) 429 copies
The mystery of King Arthur (1975) 229 copies
Harriet (1934) 173 copies
Jane Austen (1938) 171 copies
The Princes in the Tower (1600) 110 copies
Elizabeth and Leicester (1961) 82 copies
Dr. Gully's Story (1972) 46 copies
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972) 27 copies
Brightness (1963) 6 copies
Honey (1968) 6 copies
Ten fascinating women (1955) 5 copies
Henry Fielding (1947) 3 copies
Robert and Helen (1944) 3 copies

Associated Works

Great Cases of Scotland Yard (1978) — Contributor — 127 copies
The Third Ghost Book (1955) — Contributor — 57 copies
Unsolved! Classic True Murder Cases (1987) — Contributor — 41 copies
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories, Volume Three (2018) — Contributor — 31 copies
The Fifty Most Amazing Crimes Of The Last 100 Years (1936) — Contributor — 10 copies
A Chaplet for Charlotte Yonge (1965) — Contributor — 7 copies

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Legal name
Jenkins, Margaret Elizabeth Heald
Birthdate
1905-10-31
Date of death
2010-09-05
Gender
female
Nationality
UK
Birthplace
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Place of death
Hampstead, London, England, UK
Places of residence
Hampstead, London, England, UK
Education
St Christopher's School, Letchworth, Hertfordshire
University of Cambridge (Newnham College)
Occupations
biographer
novelist
teacher
government official
memoirist
Relationships
Jenkins, Romilly (brother)
Jenkins, Michael (nephew)
Organizations
King Alfred's School, Hampstead
Jane Austen Society
Awards and honors
Order of the British Empire (Officer ∙ 1981)
Short biography
Novelist and biographer Elizabeth Jenkins worked as a teacher and administrator. She was a founding member of the Jane Austen Society, and published her memoirs in 2004.

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Not super in-depth but told in an Austen-like style. The audio version is ridiculously calming.
 
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mmcrawford | 3 other reviews | Dec 5, 2023 |
This was a phenomenal read, brilliant in the way it establishes its characters and then sat back and pressed play so that the characters may continue to meander along their courses to bounce and collide off of each other.

It's the book version of the line "Still waters run deep". We are taken along to tea time picnics, nursery visits, antique shops, house visits, day to day occurrences. The tension almost silently clicked over at every one of these events, and the discomfort and internal yelling crept up on me so gradually that it really felt true to life.

My own ignorance of the plot made me really immerse myself in the protagonist's own uncertainties. A truly insightful dissection of what drives us and our actions.
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kitzyl | 10 other reviews | Dec 27, 2022 |
A true crime novel about human depravity and the ease with which people slide from mere selfishness into depravity. Written in an eloquent but not florid antique style.
 
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JimDR | 5 other reviews | Dec 7, 2022 |
Exquisitely written with care to detail, setting and emotion. It did turn much more tragic than I anticipated...not your usual broken hearted period novel...and it is based on a true story.
 
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Martialia | 1 other review | Sep 28, 2022 |

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Works
28
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Members
2,023
Popularity
#12,708
Rating
3.8
Reviews
35
ISBNs
76
Languages
7
Favorited
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