Alice Chetwynd Ley


Born
in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, The United Kingdom
October 12, 1913

Died
January 01, 2004

Genre

Influences


Born Alice Mary Chetwynd Humphrey on 12 October 1913 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, UK, she studied at King Edward VI Grammar School in Birmingham. On 3 February 1945, she married Kenneth James Ley. They had two sons; Richard James Humphrey Ley and Graham Kenneth Hugh Ley.

She was a teacher at Harrow College of Higher Education. In 1962, she obtained a diploma in Sociology at London University, and was awarded the Gilchrist Award of 1962. She was a lecturer in Sociology and Social History, from 1968 to 1971.

Under her married name, Alice Chetwynd Ley, she published romance novels from 1959 to 1986. She was also tutor in Creative Writing, from 1962 to 1984. She was elected the sixth Chairman (1971-1973) of the Romantic Novelists' Association
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The Jewelled Snuff Box

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A Conformable Wife: A Regen...

4.04 avg rating — 269 ratings — published 1975 — 6 editions
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An Advantageous Marriage: A...

3.99 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 1979 — 8 editions
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The Beau and the Bluestocking

4.03 avg rating — 246 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
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Tenant of Chesdene Manor

4.04 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 1974 — 3 editions
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The Clandestine Betrothal: ...

3.86 avg rating — 258 ratings — published 1967 — 9 editions
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The Guinea Stamp

4.05 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 1961 — 4 editions
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The Georgian Rake: An intri...

3.88 avg rating — 246 ratings — published 1977 — 8 editions
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A Season at Brighton: Roman...

4.06 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 1971 — 8 editions
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A Reputation Dies (The Ruth...

3.94 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 1984 — 7 editions
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“no peace with Napoleon, that he was possessed of a thirst for power that could never be assuaged; our only hope lay in opposing him to the utmost.”
Alice Chetwynd Ley, The Jewelled Snuff Box: Romance and intrigue in Georgian England

“you know, one never realises how much one has changed with the years. We carry an inward image of ourselves, I think, which remains forever the same.”
Alice Chetwynd Ley, A Conformable Wife: A Regency Romance with a spirited heroine

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