Margaret Campbell Barnes





Margaret Campbell Barnes


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Margaret Campbell Barnes was born in 1891 and died in 1962. She was the youngest of ten children born in the Sussex country side. By all accounts she lived a happy childhood and was eventually educated at small private schools in Paris and London.

The majority of her books were written between the 1940's and 1960's.

She married Peter Barnes in 1917, a furniture salesman, and the couple had two sons, Michael and John. Michael, a Royal Armoured Corps Lieutenant, was killed during WW II.

Over two million copies of Margaret's historical novels have been sold worldwide.

Her historical fiction has recently seen a renewed interest and her excellent writing and research outshines the majority of the "historical" books on the market today.

Average rating: 3.88 · 9,880 ratings · 521 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
My Lady of Cleves: A Novel ...

3.98 avg rating — 2,499 ratings — published 1946 — 17 editions
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Brief Gaudy Hour: A Novel o...

3.94 avg rating — 2,122 ratings — published 1971 — 17 editions
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The Tudor Rose

3.79 avg rating — 2,633 ratings — published 1953 — 12 editions
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King's Fool

3.96 avg rating — 1,142 ratings — published 1959 — 14 editions
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Within the Hollow Crown: A ...

3.81 avg rating — 579 ratings — published 1947 — 12 editions
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The Passionate Brood

3.55 avg rating — 213 ratings — published 1945 — 14 editions
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Isabel the Fair

3.83 avg rating — 201 ratings — published 1957 — 12 editions
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With All My Heart

3.92 avg rating — 179 ratings — published 1951 — 8 editions
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Mary of Carisbrooke: The Gi...

3.66 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 1971 — 11 editions
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Lady on the Coin

3.74 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 1963 — 4 editions
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“Gathering the golden harvest through long summer days leaves a lasting sweetness to ripen in a man’s soul. The smell of newly carted hay can be a lasting memory even in strange cities.”
Margaret Campbell Barnes, King's Fool

“When we are young we love our idealization of people, I suppose, and only as we grow older do we love them as they really are.”
Margaret Campbell Barnes, King's Fool

“She is one of those people who have found serenity because they have never tried to dodge suffering.”
Margaret Campbell Barnes, My Lady of Cleves: A Novel of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves

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