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Mary Wesley

(Mary Aline Mynars Siepmann)
UK flag (1912 - 2002)

Mary Wesley was born near Windsor in 1912. Her education took her to the London School of Economics and during the War she worked in the War Office. She has also worked part-time inthe antiques trade. Mary Wesley has lived in London, France, Italy, Germany and several places in the West Country. She has previously written for children and comments that her 'chief claim to fame is arrested development, getting my first novel published at the age of seventy'. That first novel, Jumping the Queue, is published by Black Swan, as are her later novels, The Camomile Lawn, Second Fiddle, Harnessing Peacocks, The Vacillations of Poppy Carew, Not That Sort of Girl, A Sensible Life, A Dubious Legacy, An Imaginative Experience and Part of the Furniture. Mary Wesley was awarded the CBE in the 1995 New Year's honour list.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Children's Fiction
   The Sixth Seal (1969)
   Speaking Terms (1969)
   Haphazard House (1983)
   Jumping the Queue (1983)
   The Camomile Lawn (1984)
   Harnessing Peacocks (1985)
   The Vacillations of Poppy Carew (1986)
   Not That Sort of Girl (1987)
   Second Fiddle (1988)
   A Sensible Life (1990)
   A Dubious Legacy (1992)
   An Imaginative Experience (1994)
   Part of the Furniture (1997)
Non fiction
   Part of the Scenery (2001)
   Darling Pol (2017) (with Patrick Marnham)
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