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Joyce Reason (December 1894 - 18 September 1974). Born in West Ham, Essex, Joyce Reason was a prolific author of popular missionary biographies and accounts of the work of the London Missionary Society. She also wrote fiction and plays for young people.

Reason wrote missionary biographies of Mary Aldersey of China, James Chalmers of Papua, Albert Cook of Uganda, Kendall Gale of Madagascar, Wilfred Grenfell of Labrador, James Hannington of Uganda, Griffith John of China, David Jones of Madagascar, Liang Fa of China, Henry Nott of the South Seas, Ruatoka of Papua, Bishop Selwyn of New Zealand, Howard Somervell of India, and others. She also wrote popular biographies of John Bunyan, Robert Browne, Henry Barrowe, William Penn, Isobel Kuhn and Sadhu Sundar Singh of India.

Around 1950 she visited Uganda and Tanganyika to write an account of the Mission to Lepers work in East Africa, and also visited the Church of Scotland's leprosy settlement at Chogoria in Kenya. A number of her books were translated into French, German and Swedish.

Joyce Reason was a noted advocate of Christian books and in 1950 was a featured speaker at the Christianity in Books Exhibition at Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, together with the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral. She was considered an authority on the Kibbo Kift movement. She believed there was empirical evidence for the existence of the human soul. In response to a letter by a Professor Crew about life-termination by the individual, she suggested that the professor had not investigated evidence from ESP and psychology for regarding our lives as a part of something "much larger and more enduring".

Joyce Reason was noted as an author of historical fiction for young people. Her novel The Mad Miller of Wareham is set in King John's time in Dorset and concerns a plot to put Arthur of Brittany on the throne. The novel To Capture the King, concerns a Jacobite plot and smuggling on the Sussex coast, with mention of Samuel Johnson and Horace Walpole.Bran the Bronze-Smith is a story set in the Bronze Age in the British Isles.

She also produced a number of works for the Sunday School "rewards" market which are still occasionally reprinted. The copyrights of these and many of her other works are now held by Lutterworth Press.

For the last 20 years of her life at least, Joyce Reason, a Congregationalist by denomination, lived at 102 Addison Rd, Guildford. She was not married.

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Total Books: 29
2000 - Three Secret Seeds [Junior Gateway Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
To Be a Pilgrim P
1987 - To Be a Pilgrim P [Stories of Faith and Fame] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780718824914
ISBN-10: 0718824911
Genre: Children's Books

Quaker Cavalier P
1984 - Quaker Cavalier P [Stories of Faith and Fame] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780718826093
ISBN-10: 0718826094
Genre: Children's Books

Bran Bronze-smith
Bran Bronze-smith [L.Y.T.] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780460086127
ISBN-10: 046008612X

Quaker Cavalier The Story of William Penn
Quaker Cavalier the Story of William Penn [Stories of Faith and Fame] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780613996365
ISBN-10: 0613996364
Genre: Children's Books

Mrs Tompkins and the Puppy
Mrs Tompkins and the Puppy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780718807870
ISBN-10: 0718807871

Bishop Jim James Hannington
Bishop Jim James Hannington [Faith & Fame S] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780718808594
ISBN-10: 0718808592

To be a Pilgrim Story of John Bunyan
To Be a Pilgrim Story of John Bunyan [Faith & Fame S] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780718808723
ISBN-10: 071880872X

Searcher for God [Faith & Fame] (Paperback)
Witch of Ningpo Mary Aldersey of China
Witch of Ningpo Mary Aldersey of China [Eagle Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780718812027
ISBN-10: 0718812026

Jim All Alone
Jim All Alone [Robin S] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780718816186
ISBN-10: 0718816188

Josephine Jane (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780718817640
ISBN-10: 0718817648

Black and White Twins
Black and White Twins [Junior Gateway S] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780718818784
ISBN-10: 0718818784

Fire-escape [Junior Gateway] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780718818913
ISBN-10: 0718818911

Bishop Jim Story of James Hennington
Bishop Jim Story of James Hennington [Faith & Fame] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780718823870
ISBN-10: 0718823877

Searcher for God Isobel Kuhn
Searcher for God Isobel Kuhn [Faith & Fame S] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780718826116
ISBN-10: 0718826116

To Be a Pilgrim
To Be a Pilgrim [John Bunyan] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780875086255
ISBN-10: 087508625X
Genre: Religion & Spirituality