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Publication Order of Catherine De Medici Books

as Jean Plaidy
Madame Serpent (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Italian Woman / The Unholy Woman (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen Jezebel (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Daughters Of England Books

as Philippa Carr
The Miracle at St. Bruno's (As: Jean Plaidy,Eleanor Hibbert) (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lion Triumphant (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witch from the Sea (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saraband for Two Sisters (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lament for a Lost Lover (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Love Child (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Song of the Siren (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Will You Love Me in September (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adulteress (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knave of Hearts / Zipporah's Daughter (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voices in a Haunted Room (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of the Gypsy (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midsummer's Eve (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pool of St. Branok (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Changeling (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Swan (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time for Silence (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gossamer Cord (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We'll Meet Again (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daughters of England (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Famous Childhoods Books

as Jean Plaidy
The Young Elizabeth (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Young Mary Queen of Scots (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of French Revolution Books

as Jean Plaidy
Flaunting, Extravagant Queen (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Louis the Well Beloved (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Road to Compiegne (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of French Revolution Books

as Jean Plaidy
Louis the Well Beloved(1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Road to Compiegne(1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flaunting, Extravagant Queen(1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Georgian Saga Books

as Jean Plaidy
The Princess of Celle (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen in Waiting (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caroline, the Queen (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prince and the Quakeress (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Third George (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perdita's Prince (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Indiscretions of the Queen (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Regent's Daughter (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goddess of the Green Room (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Victoria in the Wings (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Isabella & Ferdinand Books

as Jean Plaidy
Castile for Isabella (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spain for the Sovereigns (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daughters of Spain (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lucrezia Borgia Books

as Jean Plaidy
Madonna of the Seven Hills (As:Jean Plaidy) (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Light on Lucrezia (As:Jean Plaidy) (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mary Stuart, Queen Of Scots Books

as Jean Plaidy, Eleanor Burford
The Royal Road to Fotheringhay / Mary, Queen of Scotland: The Triumphant Year (As: Eleanor Burford) (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Captive Queen of Scots (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Norman Trilogy Books

as Jean Plaidy
The Bastard King (As:Jean Plaidy) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lion of Justice (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Passionate Enemies (As:Jean Plaidy) (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Plantagenet Saga Books

as Jean Plaidy
The Plantagenet Prelude (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Revolt of the Eaglets (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heart of the Lion (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prince of Darkness (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Battle of the Queens (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Queen from Provence (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hammer of the Scots / Edward Longshanks (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Follies of the King (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vow on the Heron (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passage to Pontefract (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Star of Lancaster (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Epitaph for Three Women (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Rose of Anjou (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sun in Splendour (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Queen Victoria Books

as Jean Plaidy
The Captive of Kensington Palace (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Queen and Lord M (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Queen's Husband (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Widow of Windsor (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Queens Of England Books

as Jean Plaidy
Myself My Enemy / Loyal in Love (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen of This Realm (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Victoria Victorious (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lady in the Tower (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Courts of Love (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Shadow of the Crown (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Queen's Secret (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Reluctant Queen (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
William's Wife / The Queen's Devotion (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pleasures of Love / The Merry Monarch's Wife (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rose Without a Thorn (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stuart Saga Books

as Jean Plaidy
A Health Unto His Majesty (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wandering Prince (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Here Lies Our Sovereign Lord (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murder in the Tower (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Three Crowns (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunted Sisters / Royal Sisters (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Queen's Favourites / Courting Her Highness (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murder in the Tower is set first when reading in chronological order.

Publication Order of Tudor Saga Books

as Jean Plaidy
Murder Most Royal / King's Pleasure (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sixth Wife (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spanish Bridegroom / For a Queen's Love (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saint Thomas' Eve / The King's Confidante (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gay Lord Robert / Lord Robert / A Favorite of the Queen (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Katharine, the Virgin Widow (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow of the Pomegranate (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King's Secret Matter (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thistle and the Rose (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary, Queen of France (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uneasy Lies the Head / To Hold the Crown (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Tudor Saga Books

as Jean Plaidy
Uneasy Lies the Head / To Hold the Crown(1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Katharine, the Virgin Widow(1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow of the Pomegranate(1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King's Secret Matter(1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Most Royal / King's Pleasure(1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saint Thomas' Eve / The King's Confidante(1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sixth Wife(1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thistle and the Rose(1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary, Queen of France(1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spanish Bridegroom / For a Queen's Love(1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gay Lord Robert / Lord Robert / A Favorite of the Queen(1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Daughter of Anna (As:Eleanor Burford) (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passionate Witness (As:Eleanor Burford) (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Married Lover (As:Eleanor Burford) (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When the Entire World is Young (As:Eleanor Burford) (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
So the Dreams Depart (As:Eleanor Burford) (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Together They Ride (As: Jean Plaidy) (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not in Our Stars (As:Eleanor Burford) (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Blue Mountains (As:Jean Plaidy) (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dear Chance (As:Eleanor Burford) (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alexa (As:Eleanor Burford) (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House at Cupid's Cross (As:Eleanor Burford) (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Goldsmith's Wife / The King's Mistress (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Believe the Heart (As:Eleanor Burford) (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poison in Pimlico (As: Elbur Ford) (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flesh and the Devil (As: Elbur Ford) (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saint or Sinner? (As:Eleanor Burford) (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bright Tomorrow (As:Eleanor Burford) (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danse Macabre (As:Kathleen Kellow) (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dear Delusion (As:Eleanor Burford) (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bed Disturbed (As: Elbur Ford) (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rooms at Mrs. Oliver's (As:Kathleen Kellow) (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daughter of Satan (As:Jean Plaidy) (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leave Me My Love (As:Eleanor Burford) (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evil in the House / Such Bitter Business (As: Elbur Ford) (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When We Are Married (As:Eleanor Burford) (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Castles in Spain (As:Eleanor Burford) (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lilith (As:Jean Plaidy) (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Loves in Her Life (As:Eleanor Burford) (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Other Hearts (As:Eleanor Burford) (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It Began in Vauxhall Gardens / Melisande (As:Kathleen Kellow) (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It Began in Vauxhall Gardens (As:Jean Plaidy) (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Begin to Live (As:Eleanor Burford) (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Defenders of the Faith (As:Jean Plaidy) (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Call of the Blood (As:Kathleen Kellow) (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Married in Haste (As:Eleanor Burford) (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Meet a Stranger (As:Eleanor Burford) (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rochester (As:Kathleen Kellow) (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scarlet Cloak (As:Jean Plaidy) (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blaze of Noon (As:Eleanor Burford) (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Queen of Diamonds (As:Jean Plaidy) (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dawn Chorus (As:Eleanor Burford) (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Madame Du Barry (As:Jean Plaidy) (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Milady Charlotte (As:Jean Plaidy) (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Sky at Night (As:Eleanor Burford) (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistress of Mellyn (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of Stars (As:Eleanor Burford) (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World's a Stage (As:Kathleen Kellow) (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Brides of Lanlory (As: Anna Percival) (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Was a Man / The King's Adventurer: Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (As: Ellalice Tate) (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now That April's Gone (As:Eleanor Burford) (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meg Roper (As: Jean Plaidy) (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kirkland Revels (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who's Calling? (As:Eleanor Burford) (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Katharine of Aragon (As:Jean Plaidy) (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bride of Pendorric (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Legend of the Seventh Virgin (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evergreen Gallant (As: Jean Plaidy) (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Menfreya in the Morning (As: Philippa Carr) (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King of the Castle (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Queen's Confession (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shivering Sands (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Woman (As: Philippa Carr) (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow of the Lynx (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On the Night of the Seventh Moon (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Curse of the Kings (As: Philippa Carr) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House of a Thousand Lanterns (As: Philippa Carr) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord of the Far Island (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pride of the Peacock (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil on Horseback (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Enemy, the Queen (As: Philippa Carr) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spring of the Tiger (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mask of the Enchantress (As: Philippa Carr) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Judas Kiss (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Demon Lover (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Time of the Hunter's Moon (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Landower Legacy (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Road to Paradise Island (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Story of Elizabeth I (As:Jean Plaidy) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret for a Nightingale (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silk Vendetta (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The India Fan (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Captive (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snare of Serpents (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daughter of Deceit (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven for a Secret (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Opal (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Triptych of Poisoners (As:Jean Plaidy) (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rise of the Spanish Inquisition (As:Jean Plaidy) (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Growth of the Spanish Inquisition (As:Jean Plaidy) (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End of the Spanish Inquisition (As:Jean Plaidy) (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spanish Inquisition (As: Jean Plaidy) (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Queen of Scots: The Fair Devil of Scotland (As: Jean Plaidy) (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

A Gothic Treasure Trove(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Eleanor Burford Hibbert, recognized to readers as Victoria Holt was born on (1st September 1906 – 19th January 1993) in Kensington, London, England. She was one of the most excellent English authors who united imagination through facts to bring the past alive throughout novels of fiction as well as romance for most of the twentieth century. The fact of the matter is that Victoria Holt was one of the world’s most adored as well as enduring authors. In her early twenties, she married George Percival Hibber wholesale leather merchant who was about 20-years older than herself and she was the 2nd wife. Both shared the love of reading the books. It is evident that Victoria Holt published quite a lot of books a year in different fictional genres and was a creative writer. She used eight pen names during her career and many of her book lovers never suspected her other identities. Victoria inherited the love of reading and writing from her father, Joseph Burford, who was a dock laborer. Alice Louise Burford was her mother. When Victoria Holt was young, her health strained her to be confidentially educated at home. Ideally, she went to a business college when she was at the age of 16 where she studied Shorthand typewriting along with languages. The knowledge she acquired enabled her to work in Hatton Garden as a jeweler where she evaluated gems and typed. Additionally, she worked as a verbal communication interpreter in a café for German as well as French speaking tourists.

In 1941, she began singing her novels with her maiden name Eleaner Burford and later she created her first and the most prolific fictitious name Jean Plaidy. In the 1950’s she used the pseudonyms; Kathleen Kellow, Allalice Tate, and Elbur Ford. In 1960, she created the pseudonyms the popular Victoria Holt and Anna Percival. She fashioned her last pseudonyms Philippa Carr in 1972. Between 1974 and 1978 Victoria Holt bought a 13th-century mansion house in Sandwich, Kent that she named King’s Lodging since she knew that it had served formerly as lodging for English monarchs Elizabeth I and Henry VIII. Most importantly, the residence had carved fireplaces and a stairway from the Tudor era. Victoria Holt reinstated the house as well as furnished it magnificently but almost immediately found it too huge for her taste as well as too distant from London. She immediately moved to a two-storey penthouse residence at Albert Court, Kensington Gore, London that overlooked the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park. Mrs. Molly Pascoe was Victoria’s companion and traveled together as well as shared the same apartment. In 1985, Victoria Holt sold King’s Lodging. She used to sail around the globe on board a cruise ship three months a year from January to April. The most exotic destinations she liked most are Egypt and Australia. In 1970 she traveled by water to Sydney and in 1978 she sailed to Canberra. Her vision started failing on the way to the end of her life. She died on (19 January 1993) on the tour ship Sea Princess somewhere Athens and was masked at sea. On 6th March 1993, a commemorative service was afterward held at St Peter Anglican cathedral, Kensington Park Road, London.

Victoria Holt constantly used the pseudonym for her chronological novels about the crowned heads of Europe. The books printed under this pen name were accepted by the community and were also hailed by opponents along with historians for their chronological precision, the superiority of writing and concentration to detail. Some of the novels include;

(i) Secret for a Nightingale (September-1986)

The book narrates the story of a young girl in India, beautiful, high-spirited by the name Susanna Pleydell.

(ii) The Silk Vendetta (September-1987)

The book illustrates amidst the lush romance of Victorian London, Florence, and Paris whereby a deadly family rivalry is born.

(iii) The home of a Thousand Lanterns (1974)

The house she had dreamed of since childhood. The book illustrates the home where her most horrible nightmares were about to come true. The story narrates how Jane Lindsay by no means dreamed she would be rich or that she would be in love with a man she could not trust.

Her writing career started when she first discovered her interest in the past and during her teenage years, she visited Hampton Court. She realized her aspiration to write after her marriage since she achieved the monetary independence she needed. The historic monuments of London and royal qualities filled Victoria Holt’s historical novels. Later she was influenced by her usual visits to British notable homes as well as their architecture. Victoria wrote nine long novels during her 1930s whereby each about 150,000 words in length and all of them serious enhanced emotional studies of modern-day life. At the same time, she wrote the short stories purposely for the newspaper such as Evening News and Daily Mail. Victoria Holt read more than 50 romance novels basically as research.

Victoria Holt enjoyed a good physical shape, lifelong affiliation with her mythical agents and publishers. Victoria Holt had sold 75 million books by the time of her death in 1993 that was interpreted in 20 languages under the name Victoria Holt and 14 million under the pen name Jean Plaidy as well as 3 million under the pen name Philippa Carr. Mark Hamilton of the A.M. Heath Literary Agency took over after her death as executor of her literary estate, anticipated to be valued about $ 8,790,807.

In conclusion, Victoria Holt was a creative writer, churning out many books in annually under different names. She attributed her large production to her usual working habits. Ideally, she expressed herself as an obsessive author and would write down the entire seven days in a week. She dedicated five hours each day to her writing which took her to conduct research as well as proof-read her draft. In addition, she also spends time at Kensington Central Library. The fact of the matter is that Victoria Holt maintained her discipline even while on her yearly cruise all over the world. However, essentially, each of Victoria’s Jean Plaidy books attributed a bibliography at the end, listing the chronological works consulted all through the course of lettering the book. From the readers’ point of view, most of Victoria Holt’s books are well structured and entertaining given the fact that they have a flow.

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One Response to “Victoria Holt”

  1. E. Darlene Veo: 2 years ago

    I started reading Ms. Holt’s books in the 1970’s, borrowing them from the library in Taos, New Mexico. Beyond the Blue Mountains, which of course is Jean Plaidy, was the first book I read. It was paperback and contained the a list of her pen names and their books, and the name Victoria Holt really stuck with me. I read every book I found under her pen names I could find in the Taos Library, then when we moved to Elko, Nevada in the mid-80’s, I looked for more there. I especially loved the Plantagenet Saga. To this day, I am still a great fan of hers (we share the same birth day of September 1), and am astounded at how different the writing styles of each pseudonym are. She truly was a magnificent writer.


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