Doris Leslie

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Doris Leslie (née Oppenheim, later Lady Fergusson Hannay) (9 March 1891 – 30 May 1982), was a British novelist, historical biographer and fiction writer. She was married three times:[1] in 1914 to John Leslie Isaacson (1889–1919); in 1930 to Reginald Vincent Cookes (1894–1948); and in 1936 to Walter Fergusson Leisrink Hannay, who was knighted in 1951 and died in 1961.

Her novel Peridot Flight (1956) was serialised in 10 episodes by BBC TV in October–December 1960.[2]

Works[edit]

  • The Starling (1927)
  • Fools in Mortar (1928)
  • The Echoing Green (1929)
  • Terminus (1931)
  • Puppets Parade (1932)
  • Full Flavour (1934)
  • Fair Company (1936)
  • Concord in Jeopardy (1938)
  • Another Cynthia: The Adventures of Cynthia, Lady Ffulkes (1780-1850), reconstructed from her hitherto unpublished memoirs (1939)
  • Royal William: the Story of a Democrat (Life of William IV) (1940)
  • House in the Dust (1942)
  • Polonaise: A Romance of Chopin (1942)
  • Folly's End (1944)
  • The Peverills (1946)
  • Wreath for Arabella: Life of Lady Arabella Stuart (1948)
  • That Enchantress: Life of Abigail Hill, Lady Marsham (1950)
  • The Great Corinthian: A Portrait of the Prince Regent (1952)
  • A Toast to Lady Mary: Life of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1954)
  • Peridot Flight: a novel reconstructed from the memoirs of Peridot, Lady Mulvarnie 1872-1955 (1956)
  • Tales of Grace and Favour (comprising Another Cynthia, Folly's End, & The Peverills) (1956)
  • As the Tree falls: based on the life of King Henry VIII (1958) - later published as The King's Traitor (1971)[3]
  • The Perfect Wife: based on the Life of Mary Anne Disraeli (1960)
  • I Return: The Story of François Villon (1962)[4]
  • This for Caroline (1964)
  • Paragon Street (1965)
  • The Sceptre and the Rose: The Life of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza (1967)
  • The Marriage of Martha Todd (1968)
  • House in the Dust (1969)
  • The Rebel Princess (1970)
  • A Young Wives' Tale (1971)
  • The Desert Queen (1972)
  • Dragon's Head (1973)
  • The Incredible Duchess: The Life and Times of Elizabeth Chudleigh (1974)
  • Call Back Yesterday (1975)
  • Notorious Lady: The Life and Times of the Countess of Blessington (1976)
  • The Warrior King: the reign of Richard the Lionheart (1977)
  • Crown of Thorns: The Life and Reign of Richard II (1979) [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915: John L Isaacson & Doris Oppenheim, St Marylebone London Sep 1914 Vol 1a Page 1588; Reginald V. Cookes & Doris Leslie, Hampstead Middlesex Mar 1930 Vol 1a Page 1089; Walter F L Hannay & Doris Leslie or Cookes, Westminster Middlesex Dec 1936 Vol 1a Page 1325
  2. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3897323/filmoseries#tt1650290
  3. ^ http://www.worldcat.org/title/kings-traitor/oclc/16206362
  4. ^ Leslie, Doris (1962), I return : the story of François Villon, Hodder & Stoughton, retrieved 3 July 2013
  5. ^ http://www.goodreads.com/author/list/307149.Doris_Leslie