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The Queen of Romance, Marguerite Jervis: A Biography by Liz Jones

Liz Jones

Bookclub chaired by Natalia Elliot discussing The Queen of Romance by Liz Jones, a biography of Marguerite Jervis

PUBLISHED ON: 27/07/21

CATEGORY: Bookclub video

TAGS: Aberystwyth, Caradoc Evans, Edwardian, England, First World War, Second World War, Suffragism, Wales, biography, canon of Welsh Writing in English, commercial fiction, dysfunctional relationships, early Twentieth Century, family, feminist, historical, journalism, mid Twentieth Century, neglected female author, political, romance novels, theatre


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Bookclub discussing the biography, The Queen of Romance, by Liz Jones, about the mass-selling romance novelist Marguerite Jervis (1886-1964), who was married to the bête noire of Welsh letters, Caradoc Evans. Contributors: Amy Thomas, Josh Aldred, Cormac Whiteway, Gwen Davies, and Natalia Elliot in the chair. Video edit by Tayler Walters.