Gwendoline Butler





Gwendoline Butler

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born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
August 19, 1922

died
January 05, 2013

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Gwendoline Williams Butler (aka Jennie Melville)

Gwendoline Williams was born on 19th August 1922 in South London, England, UK, daughter of Alice (Lee) and Alfred Edward Williams, her younger twin brothers are also authors. Educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where she read History, and later lectured there. On 16th October 1949, she married Dr Lionel Harry Butler (1923-1981), a professor of medieval history at University of St. Andrews and historian, Fellow of All Souls and Principal of Royal Holloway College. The marriage had a daughter, Lucilla Butler.

In 1956, she started to published John Coffin novels under her married name, Gwendoline Butler. In 1962, she decided used her grandmother's name, Jennie Melville as pseudonym to sing her
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Coffin on Murder Street
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1991 — 8 editions
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Death Lives Next Door
3.08 of 5 stars 3.08 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1960 — 5 editions
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Coffin Underground (John Co...
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Coffin for Charley
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Coffin And The Paper Man (J...
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Coffin Knows the Answer
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Coffin In Fashion
3.22 of 5 stars 3.22 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1987 — 7 editions
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A Double Coffin
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1996 — 8 editions
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The Coffin Tree
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1994 — 8 editions
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