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Tales of the Little Quarter (1951). Translation from Czech of the collection by Jan Neruda. Holiday With Violence (1952).
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During its course, she appeared in the downmarket 20-Story Magazine and at the same time the thumpingly upmarket Good Housekeeping. She also published two novels, one of which was her first historical, Hortensius, Friend of Nero.
She was a chemist's assistant from 1933 to 1940 and participated during World War II in the Women's Royal Navy Service
She was a chemist's assistant from 1933 to 1940 and participated during World War II in the Women's Royal Navy Service. She adopted the pseudonym "Ellis Peters" to clearly mark a division between her mystery stories and her other work. She came to writing mysteries, she says, "after half a lifetime of novel-writing. Her detective fiction features well-rounded, knowledgeable characters with whom the reader can empathize. Pargeter started writing seriously for publication while gathering useful information on medicines that she would draw upon later when tackling crime stories.
One of Great Britain's greatest authors; creator of the beloved character Brother Cadfael.
After her death in October 1995, The Times published a full obituary that declared that here was "a deeply sensitive and perceptive woman.
an intensely private and modest person " whose writing was "direct, even a little stilted, matching a self-contained personality".
The Neruda book that Jiří Edelmann is referring to is the 19th century classic, Tales of the Little Quarter, by Jan Neruda, who has often been compared to Dickens. The stories evoke the atmosphere of life in Prague’s ancient streets in the first half of the 19th century.