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Marjorie Bowen

Marjorie Bowen was born Margaret Gabrielle Vere Campbell Long in 1885, on Hayling Island, Hampshire. She would go on to write over 150 books, primarily historical fiction, but also mystery novels, horror stories, biographies and nonfiction. Bowen passed away in 1952, at the age of 67.

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The Bishop of Hell and Other Stories: Historical horror done to a turn

The Bishop of Hell and Other Stories by Marjorie Bowen

At the tail end of my recent review of D. K. Broster’s Couching at the Door, I mentioned that I so enjoyed this volume of creepy stories that I was minded to immediately begin another book from British publisher Wordsworth Editions’ Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural division … and I’m so glad that I followed through on that! My latest discovery from this wide-ranging series is Marjorie Bowen’s The Bishop of Hell and Other Stories, and in retrospect the two books have happily paired quite well together. Both were released in the 1940s (1942 for the Broster book, 1949 for the Bowen) and are the products of British authoresses more well known for their historical fi... Read More