Lorna Hill


Born
in Durham, The United Kingdom
February 21, 1902

Died
August 17, 1991

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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 London,
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Average rating: 3.98 · 3,309 ratings · 181 reviews · 37 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Dream of Sadler's Wells

4.19 avg rating — 877 ratings — published 1950 — 14 editions
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Veronica at the Wells

4.18 avg rating — 409 ratings — published 1951 — 9 editions
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No Castanets at the Wells

3.99 avg rating — 297 ratings — published 1953 — 7 editions
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Masquerade at the Wells

4.04 avg rating — 242 ratings — published 1952 — 6 editions
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Jane Leaves the Wells

3.90 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 1952 — 5 editions
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Return To The Wells

3.86 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 1955 — 3 editions
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Rosanna Joins the Wells

3.85 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 1956 — 5 editions
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Ella at the Wells

3.94 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 1954 — 4 editions
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Principal Role

3.75 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 1952 — 4 editions
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Swan Feather

3.77 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1958 — 3 editions
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