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Jane Aiken Hodge

Jane Aiken Hodge

Born near Cambridge, Massachusetts to Pulitzer prize-winning poet Conrad Aiken and his first wife, the writer Jessie McDonald. Jane Hodge was 3 years old when her family moved to Great Britain, settling in Rye, East Sussex, where her younger sister, Joan, who would become a novelist and a children’s writer, was born. Their parents divorced in 1929.From 1935, Jane Hodge read English at Somerville College, Oxford University, and in 1938 she took a second degree in English at Radcliffe College, her mother’s alma mater. She was a civil servant for a time, and also worked for Time Magazine, before returning to the UK in 1947. Her works of fiction include historical novels and contemporary detective novels. In 1972 she renounced her United States citizenship and became a British subject. For many years a believer in the right of people to end their own lives, Hodge chose to end her own by means of an overdose in June 2009. The Times obituary (pub. July 25, 2009) stated that she left “a letter expressing her deep distress that she had felt unable to discuss her plans with her daughters without risking making them accessories.”

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Non-fiction
Only a Novel: The Double Life of Jane Austen (1972)
The Private World of Georgette Heyer (1984)
Passion and Principle: Loves And Lives of Regency Women (1996)

Fiction
Marry in Haste (1961)
Maulever Hall (1963)
The Adventurers aka Royal Gamble (U.S.) (1965)
Watch the Wall My Darling (1966)
Here Comes a Candle aka The Master of Penrose (U.S.) (1967)
The Winding Stair (1968)
Greek Wedding (1970)
Savannah Purchase (1970)
Strangers in Company (1973)
Shadow of a Lady (1973)
One Way to Venice (1974)
Rebel Heiress (1975)
Runaway Bride (1976)
Judas Flowering (1976)
Red Sky At Night aka Red Sky at Night, Lovers’ Delight (U.S.) (1977)
Last Act (1979)
Wide Is the Water (1981)
The Lost Garden (1982)
Secret Island (1985)
Polonaise (1987)
First Night (1989)
Leading Lady (1990)
Windover (1992)
Escapade (1993)
Whispering (1995)
Bride of Dreams (1996)
Unsafe Hands (1997)
Susan in America (1998)
Caterina (1999)
A Death in Two Parts (2000)
Deathline (2003)

 

 

 

 

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Jane Aiken Hodge
 

REBEL HEIRESS

 

But Henrietta was no one’s enemy. She came to London from Boston in search of her father– a father thought lost to her until she discovered her aunt’s treachery.Now armed with her mother’s marriage papers, she set sail for England to prove her identity and, unknowingly, to gain a fortune–and a love–she had never dreamed of.Henrietta was too beautiful to ignore. Her wealthy father was enchanted with her. Her stepmother hated her on sight. And her stepbrother Cedric was an enigma.But nothing would stop Henrietta from becoming the talk of London society. At all the elegant parties, at fashionable Almack’s, at masquerade balls, everyone was agog with the lovely young American girl. There were a few, however, who longed to see her ruined….

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 14th September 2012

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LEADING LADY
Napoleon’s shadow hangs heavy over Europe, and all is not well in the tiny principality of Lissenberg. Martha, its new princess, discovers just how bad things are in a moment of terror among the summer vineyard. But where can she turn for help? Her husband is in Napoleon’s clutches, and her friend Cristabel, the prima donna, is involved in a disastrous marriage. Old enemies reappear, as well as old friends, and soon Martha’s marriage is threatened along with her crown. Winter is coming and snow will soon close the frontiers. When Napoleon himself irrupts into Lissenberg the future looks black indeed.

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 14th September 2012
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A DEATH IN TWO PARTS

 

When wealthy Mrs. Ffeathers takes a liking to her granddaughter, Patience, she changes her will, leaving her fortune to the girl. Then Mrs. Ffeathers is found poisoned, and it seems that only one person has a financial motive. Fifty years later, the mystery remains unsolved.

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 16th July 2012

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POLONAISE

 

While Napoleon campaigns to conquer the world, Princess Isobel has one aim only: the freedom of Poland. Her dynastic marriage produces the prince who will be Poland’s hope. Her elaborate game, mixing romance, passion and politics, involves her with Napoleon himself, with the flamboyant Murat, wily Talleyrand, even the unpredictable young Tsar of Russia. At her side is Jenny Peverel, unwilling spy for the sinister Brotherhood, risking peril and heartbreak for the sake of the little prince. Their story sweeps from Isobel’s court at Rendomierz to Petersburg, Warsaw, Tilsit and Napoleon’s desperate retreat from Moscow. And around them move three young men, one British, one American, one French, changing partners in the long, dangerous dance.

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 25th May 2013

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FIRST NIGHT

 

In 1802, as peace spreads in Europe, two young women seek their fortune, Martha, an American and Cristabel, the unwanted daughter of a duke.

 

Published: PFD Books, 2nd May 2013

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DEATHLINE

 

When Helen Westley’s elderly mother dies, leaving her nothing more than a small allowance, she struggles to cope with the shock. Having nursed her mother to the very end, the last thing Helen expects is to be left homeless, but when her mother’s will reveals that the family home has been left to Helen’s half-brother, she must accept that her life has changed forever. In desperation, Helen accepts the post of live-in carer to the bedridden Beatrice Tresikker, and moves from suburban London to the village of Leyning near the south coast. Although the relationship between the two women is initially strained, they soon build a trusting and lasting friendship. With the help and support of some of the villagers – including the gruff doctor Hugh and the young legal partner Frances – Helen determines to make her patient’s final weeks as comfortable as possible. But then Beatrice’s young, incredibly handsome American relative appears on the scene, with stories of her estranged family in America. But can his motives be trusted? And what does the future now hold for Helen?

 

Published: PFD Books, 2nd May 2013

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WIDE IS THE WATER

 

At the height of the American War of Independence, Hart Purchis, captain of a privateer, marries the rebellious spy Mercy Phillips, rescuing her from the wrath of the British in Savannah. But it is not long before the wide waters of the Atlantic separate the lovers: Hart’s ship is captured by the British and Hart himself falls under the spell of his evil cousin Julia in London. Mercy, it seems to him, is lost to him forever. Or is she? Back in Philadelphia Mercy has met a mysterious but charming young Frenchman and is now laying her own plans…

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 21st February 2013

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STRANGERS IN COMPANY

 

Marian is in her mid-thirties, and trying to get over the shock of her eighteen-year-old twins leaving her to live with their father in the USA. As a distraction she takes a job looking after a younger woman, Stella, on a coach tour to Greece. It seems to be the answer to all her worries – financial and otherwise – although there is some mystery surrounding Stella’s background.As the tour gets underway, strange things begin happen, including some serious accidents. People become suspicious, and nobody is at all sure whom they can trust. Marion becomes increasingly worried, both for her own sake and for Stella’s, and at the same time tries to resist her increasing attraction to a friendly classics professor who is also on the tour.A suspenseful thriller, tense and concise, that builds interesting characters with ease.

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 16th July 2012

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JUDAS FLOWERING

 

Set against the background of war-torn Savannah during the Revolution, this enchanting novel unfolds the sags of a family divided – and a beautiful heroine, Mercy Phillips, caught desperately between the passions of Rebel and Tory. Mercy Phillips was a penniless English orphan when Hart Purchis, wealthy young heir to the Winchelsea Plantation rescued her from the mob. Hart did not know it then, but Mercy was to play a part in his life that would shape not only the future of Winchelsea but the whole American Revolution itself.

 

Published: BLOOMSBURY READER, 30th May 2013

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