Hélène Barcynska

Standard Name: Barcynska, Hélène
Used Form: Helene Barcynska
Birth Name: Marguerite Florence Laura Jarvis
Married Name: Marguerite Barclay
Married Name: Marguerite Evans
Married Name: Marguerite Caradoc Evans
Nickname: Daisy
Nickname: Daisy-Baba
Nickname: Miss Daisy
Pseudonym: Olive Bree
Pseudonym: Miss Answers
Pseudonym: Armiger Barclay
Pseudonym: Chota
Pseudonym: The Firefly
Pseudonym: Countess Barcynska
Indexed Name: Countess Hélène Barcynska
HB was a prolific popular novelist of the twentieth century, who had her greatest successes before and after the First World War and was still publishing after the second. Her autobiography, issued in 1941, lists thirty-eight novels she issued as Oliver Sandys (plus six films) and twenty-one she issued as Countess Barcynska (five filmed).
Barcynska, Hélène. Full and Frank: The Private Life of a Woman Novelist. Hurst and Blackett.
Her stories show inventiveness (as well as borrowing from life) and ingenuity. Her total output of novels may be a hundred and thirty,
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
but library catalogues do not capture all the likely attributions. She also published short stories, further memoirs (one of them an account of mystical or faith-healing experience), and a biography of her second husband.


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Barcynska, Hélène. Black Harvest. Hurst and Blackett, 1960.
Barcynska, Hélène. Black-Out Symphony. Rich and Cowan, 1942.
Barcynska, Hélène. Calm Waters. Hurst and Blackett, 1940.
Barcynska, Hélène. Caradoc Evans. Hurst and Blackett, 1946.
Barcynska, Hélène. Chicane. Hurst and Blackett, 1912.
Mytton-Davies, Cynric, and Hélène Barcynska. Foreword. Hurst and Blackett, 1957, p. xi - xiii.
Barcynska, Hélène. Full and Frank: The Private Life of a Woman Novelist. Hurst and Blackett, 1941.
Barcynska, Hélène, and Armiger Barclay. Letters from Fleet Street. Frank Palmer, 1910.
Barcynska, Hélène. Madame Adastra. Hurst and Blackett, 1964.
Barcynska, Hélène. Misty Angel. Hurst and Blackett, 1931.
Barcynska, Hélène. Pretty Dear. A Romance. Hurst and Blackett, 1920.
Barcynska, Hélène. Rose o’ the Sea: a Romance. T. Allen, 1920.
Barcynska, Hélène, and Armiger Barclay. The Activities of Lavie Jutt. Stanley Paul and Co., 1911.
Barcynska, Hélène. The Garment of Gold. Hurst and Blackett, 1921.
Barcynska, Hélène. The Honey Pot. A Story of the Stage. Hurst and Blackett, 1916.
Barcynska, Hélène. The Little Mother Who Sits at Home. T.C.and E.C.Jack, 1915.
Barcynska, Hélène. The Miracle Stone of Wales. Rider, 1957.
Barcynska, Hélène. The Pleasure Garden. Hurst and Blackett, 1923.
Barcynska, Hélène. The Woman in the Firelight. John Long, 1911.
Barcynska, Hélène. Unbroken Thread. Rider, 1948.
Barcynska, Hélène. Vista, The Dancer. Hurst and Blackett, 1928.
Barcynska, Hélène. Vista, the Dancer. Hurst and Blackett, 1982.