Mills and Boon

Connections

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Dedications Constance Holme
CH published with Mills and Boon (who became her regular publisher) her first novel to reach book form, Crump Folk Going Home, dedicated to her father and mother .
Holme, Constance. Crump Folk Going Home. Cedric Chivers, 1974.
prelims
Education J. K. Rowling
Formative early reading included Richard Scarry and Kenneth Grahame 's The Wind in the Willows. Joanne Rowling did not care for Enid Blyton as a young child but acquired a taste for her later...
Education Alison Fell
AF later remembered her childhood, at home, as full of beatings and beltings. This made her into a fanatic for justice and equality, though she felt it might equally easily have produced a working-class fascist...
Family and Intimate relationships Fay Weldon
In addition, she says, to coming from the kind of dysfunctional background she could relate to, he was well-read, artistic, bohemian,
Weldon, Fay. Auto da Fay. Flamingo, 2002.
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a house-owner, and a now-single parent. They walked together under a full moon...
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Oakley
This is the first of AO 's novels without a central female protagonist; and the result is a certain lack of focus. The story is set at a resort on the coast of Turkey...
Literary responses E. M. Hull
EMH 's first novel, her desert romance The Sheik, became something of a cultural phenomenon.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
It established the formula for the desert romance, which grew in popularity between the two World Wars in a...
Literary responses Elizabeth Jolley
Readers were often highly critical of Palomino.
Gilbert, Pam. Coming Out From Under: Contemporary Australian Women Writers. Pandora, 1988.
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The plot has been called terrible and often ridiculous rather than absurd.
Daniel, Helen. Liars: Australian New Novelists. Penguin, 1988.
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Such uneasiness may be attributed in part to the unflinching seriousness with which...
Publishing Jean Plaidy
From this year until 1962, JP published some thirty romance novels as Eleanor Alice Burford; she generally brought out at least one title a year, and sometimes two. Jenkins published the novels until 1956...
Publishing Rose Allatini
Her title deliberately misquotes from W. E. Henley 's I was a king in Babylon / And you were a Christian slave. Her dedicatees were both occultists and medical practitioners who ran a kind of...
Publishing May Edginton
These two worked together again on a play entitled Secrets. ME 's Times obituary says that this was produced in 1922 at the Comedy Theatre , where it ran for 373 performances starring Fay Compton
Publishing Constance Holme
CH published her second novel, The Lonely Plough, which became her best-known.
This novel is advertised in a Mills and Boon list printed in Rose Allatini 's . . . Happy Ever After...
Publishing Molly Keane
She wrote it secretly under the bedclothes, to combat boredom when, as a schoolgirl, she was sent home and kept in bed with something that was incorrectly suspected to be tuberculosis. Published by Mills and Boon
Reception Georgette Heyer
GH later called her second novel, The Great Roxhythe. (published with Hutchinson in 1922 and set late in the reign of Charles II ), the worst book I ever wrote—the sort of book that makes...
Textual Production Berta Ruck
BR published He Learnt about Women (published in New York as He Learned about Women) with Mills and Boon , a novel whose hero escapes the snares of various predatory women and goes on...
Textual Production Rose Allatini
RA published with her name as R. Allatini, through Mills and Boon , her first novel, ". . . Happy Ever After".
This is dated by the Bodleian Library acquisition stamp.
British Library Catalogue.

Timeline

28 November 1908
Gerald Mills and Charles Boon registered their new publishing company, Mills and Boon (then a general publisher of fiction and non-fiction), at an address in Whitcombe Street, London.
1930
The publisher Mills and Boon began specialising in romantic titles designed to sell to commercial libraries.
1971
The British firm of Mills and Boon , publishers of popular romance, were taken over by the North American Harlequin Books .
9 December 2003
The UK's first toll motorway, the M6 Toll Road, officially opened. The 27-mile stretch of road (formerly known as the Birmingham Northern Relief Road) was designed to give motorists the chance to avoid congestion...
20 April 2011
Jean MacLeod , Scottish author of a hundred and thirty romantic novels published by Mills and Boon , died at the age of one hundred and three.
“Obituaries. Jean MacLeod”. Daily Telegraph, p. 29.
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December 2016
The one-hundredth romance novel by Mills and Boon author Sharon Kendrick , A Royal Vow of Convenience, was released not only in audio as well as book form but in a 3D sound recording.