Ellis Peters


Born
in Horsehay, Shropshire, England
September 28, 1913

Died
October 14, 1995

Genre


A pseudonym used by Edith Pargeter.

Edith Mary Pargeter, OBE, BEM was a prolific author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and was also honoured for her translations of Czech classics; she is probably best known for her murder mysteries, both historical and modern. Born in the village of Horsehay (Shropshire, England), she had Welsh ancestry, and many of her short stories and books (both fictional and non-fictional) were set in Wales and its borderlands.

During World War II, she worked in an administrative role in the Women's Royal Naval Service, and received the British Empire Medal - BEM.

Pargeter wrote under a number of pseudonyms; it was under the name Ellis Peters that she wrote the highly popular seri
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“Truth is a hard master, and costly to serve, but it simplifies all problems.”
Ellis Peters
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“Only people who're positive enough to have friends have enemies. When you're as glum and morose as he was, people just give up and go away.”
Ellis Peters, A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs

“It's a kind of arrogance to be so certain you're past redemption.”
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