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Writing and Life
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Throughout her long and prolific career, Norah Lofts published meticulously researched her popular historical novels, short stories, historical biographies, crime and mystery novels, children's books, magazine pieces, and non-fictional works about history and superstitions.. Lofts varies the tones and settings of her writing but is consistent in often taking women as her subject. Her more than fifty titles, mostly novels, were very popular in the United States as well as in England, and are still being reprinted more than twenty years after her death.
27 August 1904 Norah Robinson (later NL) was born at Shipdham in Norfolk, according to the Feminist Companion. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1935 The year before NL gave up working as a teacher, she published her first novel, I Met A Gypsy. Bibliographic Citation link.
10 September 1983 NL died in her sleep at her home, Northgate House in Northgate Street, in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Bibliographic Citation link.
1984 Pargeters, the last novel by NL, was issued posthumously the year after her death, and in two separate paperback editions the next year. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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