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Jean Plaidy (1906–1993)

Author of Mistress of Mellyn

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Jean Plaidy was a British writer who wrote under various pen names. Her real name is Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert. She was born in London on September 1, 1906. Most of the books written as Jean Plaidy are historical romances based on English history featuring historical figures. The first, Beyond the Blue Mountains, was published in 1947. Hibbert also wrote five nonfiction histories and two children's books. Besides Jean Plaidy, Hibbert wrote under Victoria Holt, Phillipa Carr, Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow, Ellalice Tate, and her maiden name, Eleanor Burford. Hibbert died on January 18, 1993. (Bowker Author Biography)
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(spa)Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert comenzó firmando sus novelas como Eleanor Burford (su nombre de soltera), y es más conocida como Jean Plaidy, Victoria Holt y Philippa Carr. Ella también escribió como Kathleen Kellow, Elbur Ford, Ellalice Tate, y Anna Percival. (Algunas de sus novelas han sido publicadas bajo diferentes títulos y seudónimos)

Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert was a British writer who began her career signing as Eleanor Burford (her maiden name), and is well-known as Jean Plaidy, Victoria Holt and Philippa Carr. She also wrote under the pseudonyms Kathleen Kellow, Elbur Ford, Ellalice Tate, and Anna Percival. Some of her novels were later re-published under different pseudonyms or titles.

Mistress of Mellyn 834 copies, 60 reviews
On the Night of the Seventh Moon 639 copies, 15 reviews
The Lady in the Tower 638 copies, 14 reviews
The India Fan 574 copies, 11 reviews
The Shivering Sands 543 copies, 13 reviews
Bride of Pendorric 535 copies, 10 reviews
The Rose Without a Thorn 502 copies, 15 reviews
The Black Opal 496 copies, 9 reviews
Lord of the Far Island 491 copies, 12 reviews
The Thistle and the Rose 477 copies, 10 reviews
The Captive 475 copies, 7 reviews
The Pride of the Peacock 474 copies, 11 reviews
The Sixth Wife 467 copies, 9 reviews
The House of a Thousand Lanterns 458 copies, 4 reviews
Mary, Queen of France 444 copies, 12 reviews
Silk Vendetta 436 copies, 4 reviews
My Enemy the Queen 433 copies, 4 reviews
Menfreya in the Morning 424 copies, 7 reviews
The Devil on Horseback 419 copies, 3 reviews
Queen of This Realm 412 copies, 6 reviews
The Time of the Hunter's Moon 412 copies, 9 reviews
The Secret Woman 399 copies, 7 reviews
Legend of the Seventh Virgin 396 copies, 5 reviews
The Road to Paradise Island 395 copies, 5 reviews
Curse of the Kings 391 copies, 3 reviews
The Landower Legacy 381 copies, 3 reviews
Royal Road to Fotheringhay 380 copies, 9 reviews
Snare of Serpents 377 copies, 7 reviews
The Queen's Confession 377 copies, 6 reviews
The Judas Kiss 370 copies, 10 reviews
The Mask of the Enchantress 365 copies, 10 reviews
Seven for a Secret 362 copies, 5 reviews
King of the Castle 360 copies, 5 reviews
Katharine of Aragon 354 copies, 6 reviews
The Spring of the Tiger 351 copies, 6 reviews
The Shadow of the Lynx 349 copies, 6 reviews
The Demon Lover 332 copies, 4 reviews
Kirkland Revels 328 copies, 6 reviews
Secret for a Nightingale 327 copies, 7 reviews
Daughter of Deceit 325 copies, 4 reviews
The Plantagenet Prelude 302 copies, 6 reviews
The Captive Queen of Scots 288 copies, 6 reviews
The Queen's Secret 281 copies, 7 reviews
Madame Serpent 223 copies, 6 reviews
Gay Lord Robert 222 copies, 7 reviews
The Miracle at St. Bruno's 222 copies, 4 reviews
Myself My Enemy 222 copies, 7 reviews
The Spanish Bridegroom 214 copies, 5 reviews
Madonna of the Seven Hills 210 copies, 8 reviews
The Revolt of the Eaglets 203 copies, 4 reviews
The Shadow of the Pomegranate 195 copies, 6 reviews
Katharine the Virgin Widow 192 copies, 5 reviews
The Italian Woman 181 copies, 8 reviews
The Bastard King 177 copies, 6 reviews
Light on Lucrezia 176 copies, 5 reviews
The King's Secret Matter 174 copies, 3 reviews
The Heart of the Lion 172 copies, 3 reviews
Queen Jezebel 171 copies, 6 reviews
Saraband for Two Sisters 166 copies, 2 reviews
The Queen from Provence 164 copies, 3 reviews
Hammer of the Scots 164 copies, 4 reviews
The Battle of the Queens 163 copies, 5 reviews
The Captive of Kensington Palace 161 copies, 2 reviews
Lament for a Lost Lover 155 copies, 4 reviews
The Prince of Darkness 151 copies, 3 reviews
The Love Child 148 copies, 2 reviews
The Black Swan 147 copies, 4 reviews
The Changeling 144 copies, 3 reviews
Castile for Isabella 140 copies, 8 reviews
The Witch from the Sea 139 copies, 2 reviews
The Lion of Justice 139 copies, 3 reviews
The Follies of the King 133 copies, 4 reviews
The Lion Triumphant 132 copies, 2 reviews
The Vow on the Heron 132 copies, 3 reviews
The Goldsmith's Wife 124 copies, 4 reviews
The Passionate Enemies 121 copies, 4 reviews
Daughters of England 121 copies, 2 reviews
Daughters of Spain 117 copies, 3 reviews
We'll Meet Again 114 copies, 3 reviews
The Pool of St. Branok 112 copies, 2 reviews
Passage to Pontefract 111 copies, 3 reviews
The Queen and Lord M 111 copies, 2 reviews
The Sun in Splendour 110 copies, 4 reviews
The Gossamer Cord 109 copies, 2 reviews
Louis the Well-Beloved 109 copies, 4 reviews
The Song of the Siren 107 copies, 2 reviews
The Star of Lancaster 107 copies, 4 reviews
The Three Crowns 107 copies, 4 reviews
Queen in Waiting 105 copies, 1 review
Flaunting, Extravagant Queen 104 copies, 3 reviews
Voices in a Haunted Room 103 copies, 2 reviews
A Health unto His Majesty 102 copies, 5 reviews
Epitaph for Three Women 102 copies, 3 reviews
A Time for Silence 99 copies, 2 reviews
Caroline, the Queen 99 copies, 4 reviews
Red Rose of Anjou 94 copies, 3 reviews
The Adulteress 93 copies, 2 reviews
The Princess of Celle 92 copies, 3 reviews
The Wandering Prince 92 copies, 4 reviews
The Queen's Favourites 92 copies, 3 reviews
Beyond the Blue Mountains 90 copies, 1 review
Spain for the Sovereigns 90 copies, 2 reviews
Will You Love Me in September 89 copies, 2 reviews
The Road to Compiègne 88 copies, 4 reviews
The Return of the Gypsy 86 copies, 2 reviews
The Prince and the Quakeress 85 copies, 1 review
Victoria in the Wings 83 copies, 1 review
Indiscretions of the Queen 81 copies, 2 reviews
Knave of Hearts 77 copies, 2 reviews
Here Lies Our Sovereign Lord 76 copies, 5 reviews
Midsummer's Eve 75 copies, 2 reviews
Perdita's Prince 72 copies, 1 review
Daughter of Satan 69 copies, 2 reviews
Goddess of the Green Room 67 copies, 2 reviews
It Began in Vauxhall Gardens 59 copies, 1 review
Evergreen Gallant 54 copies, 2 reviews
Lilith 49 copies
Madame du Barry 44 copies, 4 reviews
The Scarlet Cloak 41 copies, 2 reviews
Defenders of the Faith 34 copies, 1 review
The Queen of Diamonds 22 copies, 1 review
Triptych of Poisoners 19 copies, 1 review
Milady Charlotte 11 copies, 2 reviews
A Mulher Secreta 1 copy, 1 review
La adúltera 1 copy, 1 review
Six Gothic Tales [Readers Digest Condensed Books] (Contributor) 121 copies, 3 reviews
A Gothic Treasure Trove (Contributor) 81 copies

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Eleanor Alice Burford was born in London. Her father, Joseph Burford, was a dock worker who passed on his great love of books to his daughter. She was an avid reader from the age of four onwards. In her early twenties, she married a leather merchant, George Percival Hibbert, about 20 years her senior, who also shared her love of books and reading. During World War II, the couple lived in Cornwall, which served as the setting for many of her works. She became one of the preeminent English authors of historical fiction for most of the 20th century. She used eight different pen names during her career and many of her readers never suspected her other identities. Her first romantic suspense novel, Mistress of Mellyn (1961), was published under the name Victoria Holt in order to keep her identity a secret as a publicity stunt – and a very effective one, as the book became an instant bestseller.
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Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert was a British writer who began her career signing as Eleanor Burford (her maiden name), and is well-known as Jean Plaidy, Victoria Holt and Philippa Carr. She also wrote under the pseudonyms Kathleen Kellow, Elbur Ford, Ellalice Tate, and Anna Percival. Some of her novels were later re-published under different pseudonyms or titles.

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