Lorna Hill





Lorna Hill

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born
in Durham, The United Kingdom
February 21, 1902

died
August 17, 1991

gender
female

genre


About this author

Hill attended school in Durham and then went to Le Manoir in Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. She obtained a BA at Durham University, and there met her husband, a clergyman. They moved to the remote parish of Matfen, Northumberland, where she played the organ in church and ran a Sunday school.

Hill's career as an author began when her daughter Vicki, then about ten years old, found a story her mother had written as a child and asked for about its characters. The result was a series of eight books about Marjorie & Co, illustrating them herself. These began to be published in London in 1948. They were followed by the Patience series and several others.

When Vicki left home to be a ballet student at Sadler's Wells in Lond
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Average rating: 3.87 · 2,043 ratings · 80 reviews · 38 distinct works · Similar authors
A Dream of Sadler's Wells (...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 446 ratings — published 1950 — 10 editions
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Veronica at the Wells (Sadl...
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 272 ratings — published 1951 — 6 editions
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No Castanets at the Wells (...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 1953 — 7 editions
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Masquerade at the Wells (Sa...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 164 ratings — published 1952 — 6 editions
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Jane Leaves the Wells (Sadl...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 1953 — 3 editions
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Return To The Wells (Sadler...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1955 — 3 editions
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Rosanna Joins the Wells (Sa...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1956 — 5 editions
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Ella at the Wells (Sadler's...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 1954 — 4 editions
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Principal Role (Sadler's We...
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1952 — 3 editions
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Swan Feather (Sadler's Well...
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1958 — 3 editions
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A Dream of Sadler's Wells Veronica at the Wells No Castanets at the Wells Masquerade at the Wells Jane Leaves the Wells Ella at the Wells Return To The Wells
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