Eleanor Hibbert

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Birthday
1, 1906
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 18, 1993 (86)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
1, 1906
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 18, 1993 (86)

About

An English author who wrote under multiple pen names, she had sold more than 100 million copies of her popular novels by the time of her death. Her works include the Tudor Saga, the Stuart Saga, and The Catherine De Medici Trilogy, as well as numerous non-serial books.

Before Fame

She dropped out of school to work as a jeweler's apprentice. She published her first two novels, Daughter of Anna and Passionate Witness, in 1941.

Trivia

Her many pen names include Jean Plaidy, Victoria Holt, Philippa Carr, and Eleanor Burford.

Family Life

She married leather-seller, George Percival Hibbert, when she was in her twenties and he was in his forties. She died in 1993 while on a cruise ship en route from Greece to Egypt.

Associated With

She admired Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, and her early novels were greatly influenced by his work.

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