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Phyllis Eleanor Bentley, OBE (November 19, 1894 - June 27, 1977), was an English novelist.

The youngest child of a mill owner, she grew up in Halifax in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and was educated at Halifax High School for Girls and Cheltenham Ladies' College. During World War I she worked in the munitions industry. After the war, she returned to her native Halifax where she taught English and Latin.

In 1918 she published her first work, a collection of short stories entitled The World's Bane, after which she published several poor-selling novels until the publication in March 1932 of her best-known work, Inheritance, set against the background of the development of the textile industry in the West Riding, which received widespread critical acclaim and ran through twenty-three impressions by 1946, making her the first successful English regional novelist since Thomas Hardy and his Wessex. Two further novels followed in 1946 and 1966, forming a trilogy, and in 1967 Inheritance was filmed by Granada TV, with John Thaw and James Bolam in leading roles. In 1968 she wrote the children's novel Gold Pieces, which is a fictionalised account, seen through the eyes of a twelve-year-old boy, of the Cragg Coiners, who defrauded the government by clipping the edges of gold coins to melt down and make into new coins.

In 1949 she was awarded an honorary DLitt from Leeds University; in 1958 she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature; and in 1970 was awarded an OBE.

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Total Books: 54
The Brontes
2005 - The Brontes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781419123016
ISBN-10: 1419123017

The Bronte Sisters
1998 - The Bronte Sisters [Writers & Their Work] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780582010048
ISBN-10: 0582010047

The Brontes and Their World
1979 - The Brontes and Their World (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780684160238
ISBN-10: 0684160234
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

More Tales of the West Riding
1974 - More Tales of the West Riding (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780575018983
ISBN-10: 0575018984
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Modern Tragedy
1974 - Modern Tragedy [New Portway Reprints] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780859970341
ISBN-10: 0859970345
Genre: Literature & Fiction

New Venturers
1973 - New Venturers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780575016934
ISBN-10: 0575016930

Kith and Kin Nine Tales of Family Life
1973 - Kith and Kin Nine Tales of Family Life (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780855948887
ISBN-10: 0855948884
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Gold Pieces
1972 - Gold Pieces [Puffin Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140305319
ISBN-10: 0140305319

1972 - Quorum [New Portway Reprints] (Hardcover)
Sheep May Safely Graze
1972 - Sheep May Safely Graze (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780575013568
ISBN-10: 0575013567

Adventures of Tom Leigh
1970 - Adventures of Tom Leigh [New Windmills] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780435121457
ISBN-10: 0435121456

Committees [Nutshell Bks.] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780004115122
ISBN-10: 0004115120

Public Speaking (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780004115306
ISBN-10: 0004115309

The Rise Of Henry Morcar
The Rise of Henry Morcar [Second in Trilogy] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780330021517
ISBN-10: 0330021516
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A man of his time
A Man of His Time (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780330023368
ISBN-10: 0330023365

Inheritance (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780330400114
ISBN-10: 0330400118
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Brontes and Their World
Brontes and Their World [Pictorial Biography] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780500130247
ISBN-10: 0500130248
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Rise of Henry Morcar
Rise of Henry Morcar (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780575002548
ISBN-10: 0575002549

Crescendo (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780575008472
ISBN-10: 0575008474

Man of His Time
Man of His Time (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780575008502
ISBN-10: 0575008504

Pennine Weaver
Pennine Weaver (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780851190051
ISBN-10: 0851190057

Love and Money [New Portway Reprints] (Hardcover)
Partnership The [New Portway Reprints] (Hardcover)
Sleep in Peace [New Portway Reprints] (Hardcover)
Take Courage [New Portway Reprints] (Hardcover)
Trio [New Portway Reprints] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780855941130
ISBN-10: 0855941138

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