Ellis Peters





Ellis Peters

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born
in Horsehay, Shropshire, England, The United Kingdom
September 28, 1913

died
October 14, 1995

gender
female

genre


About this author

A pseudonym used by Edith Pargeter.

Edith Mary Pargeter, OBE, BEM (September 28, 1913 in Horsehay, Shropshire, England –October 14, 1995) was a prolific author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and was also honoured for her translations of Czech classics; she is probably best known for her murder mysteries, both historical and modern. Born in the village of Horsehay (Shropshire, England), she had Welsh ancestry, and many of her short stories and books (both fictional and non-fictional) were set in Wales and its borderlands.

During World War II, she worked in an administrative role in the Women's Royal Naval Service, and received the British Empire Medal - BEM.

Pargeter wrote under a number of pseudonyms; i...more


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“Truth is a hard master, and costly to serve, but it simplifies all problems.”
Ellis Peters
tags: truth

“Only people who're positive enough to have friends have enemies. When you're as glum and morose as he was, people just give up and go away.”
Ellis Peters, A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs

“I do believe I begin to grasp the nature of miracles! For would it be a miracle, if there was any reason for it? Miracles have nothing to do with reason. Miracles contradict reason, they strike clean across mere human deserts, and deliver and save where they will. If they made sense, they would not be miracles.”
Ellis Peters, A Morbid Taste for Bones

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