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Primarily a romantic novelist, Berta Ruck produced nearly eighty novels over the course of her writing career as well as large numbers of short stories. Her fiction focuses on young girls and love. She also produced an autobiography and four books of deliberately haphazard memoirs which pay loving tribute to Wales. Her career spanned all but about three decades of the twentieth century, during most of which she published an average higher than a book a year.
2 August 1878 Amy Roberta ('Berta') Ruck, the eldest of eight children, was born at Murree in Punjab, India. Bibliographic Citation link.
1905 BR's first story, about the life of an art student in Paris, was entitled "Miss Grant's Preliminary Sketch"; it appeared in The Idler (following some of her illustrations there). Bibliographic Citation link.
May 1972 BR published Ancestral Voices, last in her series of autobiographical novels set in Wales, and the last publication of her long writing career. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
11 August 1978 BR died at the age of one hundred at Aberdovey, Merioneth, Wales. Bibliographic Citation link.
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