Hilda Winifred Lewis (1896–1974) was a British author of historical and children's fiction.
Most of her works were historical novels, some of which, such as I Am Mary Tudor (1972), received critical attention. Her young adult historical novel The Gentle Falcon, was adapted for television.
The 1946 novel The Day is Ours about a young deaf girl was the basis of the film Mandy. The novel in turn was inspired by the work of her husband Professor M. Michael Lewis who was a specialist in the education of the deaf at Nottingham University.
- The Ship that Flew (1939)
- The Day Is Ours (1946) – Formed the basis of the screenplay of the 1952 film Mandy.
- The Gentle Falcon (1952)
- The Witch and the Priest (1956)
- I, Jacqueline (1957)
- Penny Lace (1957), reprint 2011
- Wife to Great Buckingham (1959)
- Here Comes Harry (1960)
- Wife to Charles II (1965)
- Wife to the Bastard (1966)
- Harold Was My King (1968)
- Harlot Queen (1970), about Isabella of France
- I Am Mary Tudor (1972)
- Rose of England (1977 – published posthumously)
- Heart of a Rose (1978 – published posthumously)
Most of Lewis' works are out of print; however, a number are available either in print or as e-books.
The Ship that Flew was republished in the Oxford Children's Modern Classics series in 1998.
Three of her young adult novels, Harold Was My King, Here Comes Harry and The Gentle Falcon are available as interactive ebooks in iTunes and Amazon from Beebliome Books.
Wife to Charles II and I, Jacqueline are available in The Book People's historical fiction paperback collection. The Witch and the Priest (1956) about the seventeenth century Lincolnshire witch trials is freely available in Dennis Wheatley's paperback Library of the Occult.
In 2013 Valancourt Books reissued The Witch and the Priest with an introduction by Alison Weir.
- "Hilda's long-forgotten novel about city's lace trade is back in print". Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- The Gentle Falcon at IMDb
- "Literary and Personal Papers of Hilda Lewis, (1896-1974), novelist". Retrieved 13 November 2013.
- "Novels of the Late 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries in Europe". HistoricalNovels.info. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
- Mercy Pilkington. "Beebliome Develops Interactive History Novelizations for YA Readers". Retrieved 24 March 2013.
- "Search results for 'hilda lewis'". Retrieved 23 November 2013.
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