Ruby M. Ayres

Standard Name: Ayres, Ruby M.
Birth Name: Ruby Mildred Ayres
Indexed Name: Ruby M. Ayres
Married Name: Pocock
RMA , called by the Oxford Dictionary of National Biographyone of the most popular and prolific romantic novelists of the twentieth century,
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
began publishing shortly before the second world war and produced about a hundred and fifty titles. She was also a journalist and short-story writer. Her novels are said to have sold more than eight million copies. She regularly wrote from 15,000 to 20,000 words a day.
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
53378 (15 November 1955): 15
Cover of Ruby M. Ayres's "The Little Sinner, a love story", 1940, in the Hodder Yellow Jacket edition, 1950. It features a man drawn in black and white, a young woman in colour in a round frame, and palm trees.
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Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Friends, Associates Hélène Barcynska
Friends of HB and her husband during these years included Gwyn Jones , editor of the Welsh Review, George Green of the University of Wales , actress Violet Lamb , and novelist Ruby M. Ayres
Publishing Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
This volume carried end-pages of publisher's advertisements for other novels including many by women: Ruby M. Ayres , Inez Bensusan , Marjorie Bowen , Richmal Crompton , Berta Ruck , and O. Douglas (sister of John Buchan).
Emmuska, Baroness Orczy,. Blue Eyes and Grey. Hodder and Stoughton, 1928.
end pages
Textual Production Joanna Trollope
Ruby M. Ayres 's The Second Honeymoon, published in 1918, is again in print.
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.


9 December 2006-17 July 2007
The National Portrait Gallery in London mounted an exhibition of photographs of women writers, mostly novelists, from 1920 to 1960.