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Marjorie Bowen


(Gabrielle Margaret Vere Long)
UK flag (1885 - 1952)

aka Margaret Campbell, Robert Paye, George Preedy, Joseph Shearing

Marjorie Bowen (pseudonym of Mrs Gabrielle Margaret V[ere] Long née Campbell), was a British author who wrote historical romances, supernatural horror stories, popular history and biography. Her total output numbers over 150 volumes with the bulk of her work under the 'Bowen' pseudonym. She also wrote under the names Joseph Shearing, George R. Preedy, John Winch, Robert Paye, and Margaret Campbell. As Joseph Shearing, she wrote several sinister gothic romances full of terror and mystery. Many of these stories were published as Berkley Medallion Books. Several of her books were adapted as films. Her books are much sought after by aficionados of gothic horror and received praise from critics.

Bowen's alcoholic father left the family at an early age and was eventually found dead on a London street. After this, Bowen's prolific writings were the chief financial support for her family. She was married twice: first, from 1912-16, to a Sicilian named Zefferino Emilio Constanza, who died of tuberculosis, and then to one Arthur L. Long. Her first novel was The Viper of Milan (1906), after which she produced a steady stream of writings until the day of her death on 23rd December 1952. Her last, posthumous, novel was The Man with the Scales (1954).
 
Series
William and Mary
2. Defender of the Faith (1911)
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Novels
The Countess Fanny (1856)
The English Paragon (1900)
The Soldier from Virginia (1900)
The Rocklitz (1905) (as by George Preedy)
The Viper of Milan (1906)
The Glen O'Weeping (1907)
The Master of Stair (1907)
A Moment's Madness (1908)
The Sword Decides (1908)
Black Magic (1909)
The Leopard And The Lily (1909)
I Will Maintain (1910)
God and the King (1911)
God's Playthings (1912)
The Quest of Glory (1912)
The Rake's Progress (1912)
The Two Carnations (1913)
The Governor of England (1913)
A Knight of Spain (1913)
Prince and Heretic (1914)
Because Of These Things (1915)
The Carnival of Florence (1915)
Mr. Washington (1915)
The Third Estate (1917)
William, by the Grace of God (1917)
The Burning Glass (1918)
Kings-at-Arms (1918)
Crimes of Old London (1919)
Mr. Misfortunate (1919)
The Cheats (1920)
Roccoco (1921)
Stinging Nettles (1923)
The Presence and the Power (1924)
Five People (1925)
The Haunted Vintage (1925)
Boundless Waters (1926)
Mistress Nell Gwyn (1926)
Nell Gwyn (1926)
The Pagoda (1927)
Exits and Farewells (1928)
General Crack (1928) (as by George Preedy)
The Golden Roof (1928)
The Story of the Temple (1928)
The Winged Trees (1928)
Dickon (1929)
Mademoiselle Maria Gloria (1929)
Brave Employments (1931)
Tumult in the North (1931)
Tumult in the North (1931) (as by George Preedy)
Withering Fires (1931)
Dark Rosaleen (1932)
Forget-me-not (1932) (as by Joseph Shearing)
     aka Lucile Clery, a Woman of Intrigue
Passion Flower (1932)
The Pavilion of Honour (1932)
The Shadow on Mockways (1932)
Violante (1932)
Album Leaf (1933) (as by Joseph Shearing)
     aka The Spider In The Cup
Double Dallilay (1933)
I Dwelt in High Places (1933)
Julia Roseingrave (1933) (as by Robert Paye)
The Stolen Bride (1933)
The Veil'd Delight (1933)
Mary, Queen of Scots (1934)
Queens Caprice (1934) (as by George Preedy)
The Scandal of Sophie Dawes (1934)
The Spider in the Cup (1934)
The Triumphant Beast (1934)
Laurell'd Captains (1935)
Moss Rose (1935)
Moss Rose (1935) (as by Joseph Shearing)
Patriotic Lady (1935)
The Golden Violet (1936) (as by Joseph Shearing)
     aka Night's Dark Secret
The Poisoners (1936) (as by George Preedy)
Trumpets at Rome (1936)
The Lady and the Arsenic (1937) (as by Joseph Shearing)
My Tattered Loving (1937) (as by George Preedy)
     aka The King's Favourite
Royal Pageantry (1937)
Wrestling Jacob (1937)
A Giant in Chains (1938)
God and the Wedding Dress (1938)
The Trumpet and The Swan (1938)
Blanche Fury (1939) (as by Joseph Shearing)
Blanche Fury, or, Fury's ape (1939)
The Circle in the Water (1939)
Airing in a Closed Carriage (1940) (as by Joseph Shearing)
     aka The Mark of Cain
Aunt Beardie (1940) (as by Joseph Shearing)
Exhange Royal (1940)
Laura Sarelle (1940)
Strangers to Freedom (1940)
The Crime of Laura Sarelle (1941) (as by Joseph Shearing)
Lyndley Waters (1941) (as by George Preedy)
Today Is Mine (1941)
The Courtly Charlatan (1942)
The Fetch (1942) (as by Joseph Shearing)
     aka The Spectral Bride
The Abode of Love (1945) (as by Joseph Shearing)
Nightcap and Plume (1945)
For Her To See (1947) (as by Joseph Shearing)
     aka So Evil My Love
Mignonette (1948)
Mignonette (1948) (as by Joseph Shearing)
A Stranger Knocked (1948)
Within the Bubble (1950) (as by Joseph Shearing)
     aka The Heiress of Frascati
To Bed At Noon (1951)
To Bed At Noon (1951) (as by Joseph Shearing)
In the Steps of Mary, Queen of Scots (1952)
The Queen's Caprice (1953)
The Man with the Scales (1954)
Forget-me-not (1970)
Eugenie (1972)
Night's Dark Secret (1975) (as by Margaret Campbell)
Pale Rose (1977)
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