Marie Belloc Lowndes

Standard Name: Lowndes, Marie Belloc
Birth Name: Marie Adelaide Elizabeth Renée Julia Belloc
Nickname: Mary
Married Name: Marie Adelaide Elizabeth Renée Julia Lowndes
Indexed Name: Mrs Belloc Lowndes
Pseudonym: Philip Curtin
Pseudonym: Elizabeth Rayner
During a career that spanned nearly fifty years from 1889, MBL published journalism, biography, a guidebook, history for children, novels (mostly romances or thrillers), a book about actual crimes, and four late volumes of autobiography. Her books of crime and detection were her most successful. Her list of titles numbers more than seventy.


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Textual Production Agatha Christie
AC published The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, a detective novel which pioneered the device whereby the narrator turns out to be the murderer.
Others, like Marie Belloc Lowndes , had used a murderer's narrative...
Textual Production Stella Benson
SB had asked that no incomplete work of hers should be published posthumously. Her husband believed that she was quite happy about her writing, was sure of herself there, and had no thought of not...
Textual Production Ann Bridge
Susan Lowndes (daughter of novelist Marie Belloc Lowndes and so grand-daughter of suffragist Bessie Rayner Parkes ) was an old friend of AB and was resident in Portugal with her Portuguese husband. The two of...
Textual Production Rhoda Broughton
RB 's final novel, A Fool in Her Folly, was published posthumously, with a preface by Marie Belloc Lowndes .
Wood, Marilyn. Rhoda Broughton: Profile of a Novelist. Paul Watkins.
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.
Travel Julia Frankau
After her husband's death she and Marie Belloc Lowndes visited Paris, where she diverted her intense sorrow by visiting, in the deepest mourning, shady nightclubs and the shops of print-sellers.
Lowndes, Marie Belloc. The Merry Wives of Westminster. Macmillan.
Travel Rose Macaulay
RM went on a two-week tour of Sicily with friends in 1931. She spent several months researching in Portugal in 1943, visiting Lisbon and Oporto. In Portugal she visited the one of Marie Belloc Lowndes
Wealth and Poverty Rhoda Broughton
In her diary Marie Belloc Lowndes mentions an episode in 1909 when a man called to see RB , saying he was a friend but refusing to give his name. When she would not see...


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