WorldCat Identities

Lofts, Norah 1904-1983

Overview
Works: 223 works in 1,469 publications in 4 languages and 60,610 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6023.O35, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Norah Lofts
The day of the butterfly by Norah Lofts( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daisy Holt is spared the ignoble life of a prostitute when a kindly madam recognizes her dancing talent and directs her toward the stage
Anne Boleyn by Norah Lofts( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the woman whose marriage to King Henry VIII of England resulted in an irreversible break between the Church of England and the Papacy, the birth of the future Queen Elizabeth I, and in her own beheading
The King's pleasure by Norah Lofts( Book )

33 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katharine of Aragon has to deal with Henry VIII's decision to divorce her
Queens of England by Norah Lofts( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the personal and public lives of women who have been English queens, from Boadicea in the first century to the present Queen Elizabeth II
Nethergate by Norah Lofts( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabella de Sevigny, a French aristocrat, seeks refugee in Nethergate during the Revolution, but finds her life an unexpected turmoil in Regency London
The concubine : a novel based upon the life of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife by Norah Lofts( Book )

31 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. Her acquaintance with Henry through her coronation and ultimate execution
Knight's Acre by Norah Lofts( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offered a large sum of money to appear in tourneys, Sir Godfrey Tallboys departs for Spain with his knights, but the Moors defeat them, and he is enslaved
The lost queen by Norah Lofts( Book )

32 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of the cruelty and oppression in a Denmark whose ruler was almost insane and the tale of the young women who was briefly its queen
Pargeters by Norah Lofts( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To save the family home during the English Civil War, Sarah Woodley-Mercer marries a former Puritan worker when he acquires the estate, Pargeters, as a spoil of war
A rose for virtue; the very private life of Hortense, stepdaughter of Napoleon I, mother of Napoleon III by Norah Lofts( Book )

31 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated
The house at Old Vine by Norah Lofts( Book )

42 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic personal stories of six tenants of a great Suffolk manor house, who flourish through war and plague from the time of the Tudors to the Restoration. Second in a trilogy of which the first is "The town house" and the third "The house at sunset."
A wayside tavern by Norah Lofts( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a tavern's survival through the centuries and its proprietors
The town house; the building of the house by Norah Lofts( Book )

40 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three-generation story of a family's rise from serfdom to great wealth in 15th-century England
Crown of aloes by Norah Lofts( Book )

25 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of her life, Isabella I of Spain recalls her life: her husband, Ferdinand of Aragon, her atagonistic half-brother, and her undying struggle for peace and unity in a nation torn by factions
The old priory by Norah Lofts( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1590, Arthur Tresize establishes himself in Suffolk's Old Priory where a malignant curse begins its work: his family is plagued with sudden deaths, bitter sibling hatreds, star-crossed loves, and tragic mishaps
The lute player by Norah Lofts( Book )

32 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical novel based on the life of Richard the Lionhearted
Bless this house by Norah Lofts( Book )

28 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chronicle of an English house built in 1577, and its various owners, over a period of more than 350 years
Madselin by Norah Lofts( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxon England is conquered by the Normans, and, for the maid Madselin, it means the loss of husband, land, title and friends
The homecoming by Norah Lofts( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With dissension at home among the ladies, Sir Godfrey Tallboys mounts his saddle and joins the bitter Wars of the Roses
How far to Bethlehem? a novel by Norah Lofts( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retelling of the Bible story of Mary and the birth of Jesus
 
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The lute player
Alternative Names

controlled identityAstley, Juliet, 1904-1983

controlled identityCurtis, Peter, 1904-1983

Astley, Juliet.

Astley, Juliet, 1904-1983

Curtis P.

Curtis, Peter.

Curtis, Peter, 1904-1983

Jorisch, Norah, 1904-1983

Lofts, Norah Ethel, 1904-1983

Lofts, Norah Robinson.

Lofts, Norah Robinson, 1904-1983

Robinson N.

Robinson, Norah Ethel, 1904-1983

Лофтс Н. 1904-

Лофтс, Нора

ロフツ, ノラ

Languages
English (447)

German (13)

Spanish (3)

French (2)

Covers
NethergateThe concubine : a novel based upon the life of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wifeThe lost queenPargetersA rose for virtue; the very private life of Hortense, stepdaughter of Napoleon I, mother of Napoleon IIIThe house at Old VineA wayside tavernThe town house; the building of the house