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Norah Lofts


(Norah Robinson Lofts)
UK flag (1904 - 1983)

aka Juliet Astley, Peter Curtis

Norah Lofts, best-selling author on both sides of the Atlantic, was born in Norfolk. She taught English and History at a girls' school before turning to writing full time. She also wrote under the pen name of Peter Curtis. A passion for old houses and their history inspired her classic 'House' trilogy, The Town House, The House at Old Vine and The House at Sunset. This meticulously researched trilogy of historical romances spans more than five centuries of Suffolk history, starting with Martin Reed, a fourteenth century serf and concluding with Frances Benyon in the mid 1950s. Lofts wrote more than 50 books, including historical non-fiction and short stories.
 

Genres: Historical Romance, Historical, Horror, Mystery
 
Series
Suffolk House
   1. The Town House (1959)
   2. The House at Old Vine (1961)
   3. The House at Sunset (1962)
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Sir Godfrey Tallboys
   1. Knight's Acre (1975)
   2. The Homecoming (1975)
   3. The Lonely Furrow (1976)
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Gad's Hall
   Gad's Hall (1977)
   The Haunting of Gad's Hall (1978)
     aka Haunted House
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Novels
   Here Was a Man (1936)
   White Hell of Pity (1937)
   Blossom Like the Rose (1939)
   Hester Roon (1940)
   Scent of Cloves (1940)
   The Brittle Glass (1942)
   Michael and All Angels (1943)
     aka The Golden Fleece
   You're Best Alone (1943) (as by Peter Curtis)
   Jassy (1944)
   Lady Living Alone (1944) (as by Peter Curtis)
   To See a Fine Lady (1946)
   Silver Nutmeg (1947)
   A Calf for Venus (1949)
     aka Letty
   Esther (1950)
   The Lute Player (1951)
   Bless This House (1954)
   Eleanor the Queen (1955)
     aka Queen in Waiting
   The Road to Revelation (1955)
     aka Winter Harvest
   The Devil in Clevely (1956)
     aka Afternoon of an Autocrat / The Deadly Gift
   Dead March in Three Keys (1959) (as by Peter Curtis)
     aka Bride of Moat House / No Question of Murder
   The Witches (1960) (as by Peter Curtis)
     aka The Devil's Own / Little Wax Doll
   The Concubine (1963)
   Her Own Special Island (1965)
     aka Uneasy Paradise
   How Far to Bethlehem (1965)
   Heaven in Your Hand (1966)
   The King's Pleasure (1969)
   The Lost Queen (1969)
     aka The Lost Ones
   Madselin (1969)
   Out of This Nettle (1969)
   The Little Wax Doll (1970)
   Lovers All Untrue (1970)
   The Maude Reed Tale (1971)
     aka Story of Maude Reed
   A Rose for Virtue (1971)
   Charlotte (1972)
     aka Out of the Dark
   Requiem for Idols (1972)
   Rupert Hatton's Story (1972)
     aka Rupert Hatton's Tales
   Nethergate (1973)
   Crown of Aloes (1974)
   Checkmate (1975)
   Walk into My Parlour (1975)
   The Fall of Midas (1975) (as by Juliet Astley)
   Copsi Castle (1978) (as by Juliet Astley)
   The Day of the Butterfly (1979)
   A Wayside Tavern (1980)
   The Old Priory (1981)
   The Claw (1981)
   Pargeters (1984)
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Collections
   I Met a Gypsy (1970)
   Selected Works (1979)
   Saving Face (1983)
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Norah Lofts recommends
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The Marigold Field (1969)
(Whitman Saga, book 1)
Diane Pearson
"I read it with the utmost joy and admiration. It is so real, so down to earth, so very true, so sad, in places even so funny... a splendid book."

Books containing stories by Norah Lofts
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The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (2000)
(The Mammoth Book of ...)
edited by
Peter Haining

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