Alice Chetwynd Ley

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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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“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

“Last night,” he said, reminiscently, “you bound my arm—the merest scratch! with all the tenderness of which a woman is capable when her compassion is aroused. Today, you propose to shoot me in cold blood for no better reason than that I will not gratify your curiosity! It has been truly said that females are strange creatures!”
Alice Chetwynd Ley, The Guinea Stamp

“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

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