Thursday, July 30, 2009

Victoria Holt Books

I remember reading Victoria Holt a lot, during my school days, and easily forgot about her. Until recently while updating my list of read books, that I remembered about the books i hardly remembered about, and began a search of an author I hardly knew and remembered the name. What remained as a memory were few vague titles and and the frustration over nothing coming out of the Google search engine.

Finally I found all about it...!!!! :)

Victoria Holt... aka ... Eleanor Hibbert or should I say it the other way round.. anyways. Eleanor Hibbert was an author who wrote many genres and that too under different Pen names. A new name for new Genres and also kept shifting them though decades. I found this really fascinating about her, and I would also agree that her work too fascinated me strongly.

Name: Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert
Born: 1 September 1906
Died: 18 January 1993

Pen Names/ Pseudonyms: Eleanor Burford --- Contemporary Novels
Jean Plaidy --- Historical Novels
Elbur Ford --- 1950-53
Kathleen Kellow --- 1952-60
Ellalice Tate --- 1956-61
Anna Percival --- 1960's
Victoria Holt --- 1960's
Phillipa Carr --- 1972

Genres: Historical, Gothic & Romance

I love her Romantic Fiction and would recommend - The Black Opal and Seven for a secret, uner the name Victoria Holt. I have read her under this pseudonym a lot.

To Know more about her and her works, Click Me...


Intersting Fact: ** Joanne Murray ** - The Famous J. K. Rowling of the Harry Potter Series, uses the Pseudonym J. K. Rowling. "K" was never a part of her name.



Pratima said...

You have a nice blog out here...loved it! Keep it going! I have added it to my reader :)

Veens said...

Gosh! I didn't know this AT ALL!
Thank You Nidhi :)

иidhi S said...

@ Pratima

Thanks from Both of us :)

иidhi S said...

@ Veens

ya.. i knw.. it came as a surprise to me too. Coz i had been searching abt her for so long.. and trust me i loved her books back then.

violetcrush said...

Cool Information Nidhi. I have read one Victoria Holt book and quite liked it. I never knew that Phillipa Carr and Jean Plaidy were all the same person :)

Beth F said...

Great post. I had no idea Victoria Holt was Jean Plaidy! (or some of the other authors, either)

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