Marjorie Bowen


Born
in Hayling Island, The United Kingdom
November 01, 1885

Died
December 23, 1952

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Marjorie Bowen (pseudonym of Mrs Gabrielle Margaret V[ere] Long née Campbell), was a British author who wrote historical romances, supernatural horror stories, popular history and biography. Her total output numbers over 150 volumes with the bulk of her work under the 'Bowen' pseudonym. She also wrote under the names Joseph Shearing, George R. Preedy, John Winch, Robert Paye, and Margaret Campbell. As Joseph Shearing, she wrote several sinister gothic romances full of terror and mystery. Many of these stories were published as Berkley Medallion Books. Several of her books were adapted as films. Her books are much sought after by aficionados of gothic horror and received praise from critics.

Bowen's alcoholic father left the family at an ear
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The Queen's Caprice

3.45 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 1933 — 5 editions
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Mary Queen of Scots

3.66 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1936 — 4 editions
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Black Magic

4.02 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1909 — 38 editions
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Dickon

3.69 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1929 — 6 editions
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Kecksies and Other Twilight...

3.68 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1976 — 3 editions
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The Viper of Milan

3.76 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1906 — 50 editions
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The King's Favourite

3.24 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1937 — 6 editions
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Mistress Nell Gwyn

3.61 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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