Winifred Carter

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Winifred Carter (c. 1883–1949) was an English author and playwright, who was particularly active from the 1920s–40s (not to be confused with Winifred S Carter, an American celebrity chef and cookery author also active from the 1920s–40s). She was also the mother of the mystery and detective novel author Emery Bonett and the wife[1] of novelist John L. Carter and actress and playwright Edith Carter.

Winifred Carter's most successful work was probably her 1945 novel Princess Fitz, which was made into a 1947 film of the same name. It is a romance set in 1783, which chronicles the convoluted, yet ultimately doomed, relationship between a prince regent and a Catholic widow.

Bibliography of novels and short stories (with first UK/US publishing dates)[edit]

  • Ashes of Eden 1915/—
  • Lass o’ Laughter... The Novel of the Play by Edith Carter and Nan Marriott-Watson 1922/1922
  • Sylvia Revolts 1922/—
  • Miss Mischief (Ivy Stories no. 7) 1922/— (short story)
  • Ashes of Eden 1922/—
  • Celia Bound 1923/—
  • A Lovable Imp (Ivy Stories no. 78) 1925/— (short story)
  • Marriage by Mistake 1925/—
  • The Strange Case of Lorna Tallis 1925/— (novella)
  • Rosemary the Rebel (Ivy Stories no. 92) 1926/— (short story)
  • Jealous Gwen (Ivy Stories no. 110) 1927/— (short story)
  • Rose-the Dancer 1928/1929
  • The Dead Return 1929/—
  • Elizabeth Plays With Fire 1929/—
  • The Pretty Governess (Red Letter Novels no. 229) 1929/— (novella)
  • A Lost Paradise (Red Letter Novels no. 233) 1929/— (novella)
  • Just a Butterfly (Ivy Stories no. 169) 1929/— (short story)
  • A Rejected Girl (Red Letter Novels no. 244) 1930/— (novella)
  • The Marriage Bargain! 1930/— (short story)
  • Whose Sin? 1930/— (short story)
  • His Difficult Daughter 1930/—
  • The Money Maid 1931/—
  • Why Didn’t She Tell Him? 1931/— (short story)
  • The Dashing Rebel (Ivy Stories no. 239) 1932/— (short story)
  • My Year of Love (Red Letter Novels no. 301) 1932/— (novella)
  • Sometime-Never (Ivy Stories no. 252) 1932/— (short story)
  • Out of the Shadows 1933/— (novella)
  • She Thought Herself Loved (Red Letter Novels no. 318) 1933/— (novella)
  • Rich Girl Rival 1936/— (novella)
  • Golden Bait 1937/— (novella)
  • Probationer Pat 1937/—
  • Judy-Be Careful! 1939/— (novella)
  • The Love Call 1939/— (possibly originally published 1930)
  • The Wrong Prince Charming 1939/—
  • This Love Business 1941/—
  • Sarah. A Novel 1943/—
  • Princess Fitz (US title: Princess Fury) 1945/—
  • In Scarlet Dress 1946/—
  • Tudor Triangle 1947/—
  • Enchanted Cup 1948/—
  • Dr. Johnson’s Dear Mistress 1949/1950
  • Troubadour of Love 1950/—
  • Son of Arlotte 1951/—

Plays[edit]

  • A Man’s EnemiesRichmond Theatre, London
  • High FeverArts Theatre, London and repertory
  • Sarah-Duchess of MarlboroughAdelphi Theatre, London 1932
  • Marriage HarvestQ Theatre, London 1932
  • Moloch. A play in Three Acts aka Escape From Glory (US title: Every Mother’s Son) – Players' and Strand Theatres, London and Bard Theater, US; published 1935/—
  • The Two Mrs. Camerons. A Play in Three Acts (cowritten with Edith Carter) – Q Theatre, London and Townley Street Sunday School by the CS Players January 1945; published 1936/1937
  • Wanted-a Wife. A Play in Three Acts (cowritten with Edith Carter) – Q Theatre, London and repertory; published 1936/1937 (possibly originally published 1922 or 1926)
  • The Work-a-Day World. A Comedy in One Act for Eleven Women – published 1936
  • Doctor Johnson’s Mrs. Thrale – Adelphi, Strand, Little and Kingsway Theatres, London; published 1938/— (possibly originally published 1936)
  • The Queen Who Kept Her Head. A Play in Three Acts and an Epilogue aka The Intriguing Queen – Kingsway and Adelphi Theatres, London and repertory; published 1934/—

Film[edit]

  • Princess Fitz (US title: Mrs. Fitzherbert) UK 1947/1950 – based on eponymous novel

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1911 Sheffield census