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'''Vera Chapman''' (1898-1996), also known as Vera Ivy May Fogerty or, in The Tolkien Society, as Belladonna Took. She founded [[The Tolkien Society]], and also wrote a number of psudeo-historical and Arthurian books.
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__NOTOC__'''Vera Ivy May Chapman (née Fogerty)''' ([[8 May|May 8]], [[1898]]- [[May]], [[1996]], aged 98) was the founder of [[The Tolkien Society]], known by her pseudonym "Belladonna Took". She is also the author of various pseudo-historical and Arthurian books.
=== Life ===
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She was born in Bournemouth, England on the [[May 8]], [[1898]] and lived in South Africa until she went to Oxford where she was one of the first woman to matriculate as a full member of Oxford University. She founded the first Tolkien Society of which she was secretary. She persuaded J.R.R Tolkien to become the society's honorary president. She wrote her first novel in 1975 and continued writing until her death in [[1996]].
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== Bibliography ==
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=== Novels ===
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*(1975) The Green Knight  ISBN 0-901720-63-1/978-0-901720-63-4 (UK edition)
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*(1976) King Arthur's Daughter ISBN 0-86036-012-1/978-0-86036-012-4 (UK edition)
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*(1976) The King's Damsel ISBN 0-86036-018-0/978-0-86036-018-6 (UK edition) which the Warner Bros. animated movie Quest For Camelot is based on.
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*(1977) Judy and Julia ISBN 0-86036-020-2/978-0-86036-020-9 (UK edition)
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*(1978) Blaedud the Birdman ISBN 0-86036-080-6/978-0-86036-080-3 (UK edition)
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*(1978) The Wife of Bath ISBN 0-86036-057-1/978-0-86036-057-5 (UK edition)
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*(1983) Miranty and the Alchemist ISBN 0-233-98042-3/978-0-233-98042-3 (UK edition)
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*(1998) The Enchantresses (with Mike Ashley) ISBN 0-575-06524-9/978-0-575-06524-6 (UK edition)
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=== Omnibus ===
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*(1978) Three Damosels ISBN 0-575-06340-8/978-0-575-06340-2 (UK edition)
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=== Collections ===
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*(1993) The Notorious Abbess ISBN 0-89733-387-X/978-0-89733-387-0 (USA edition)
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=== Non fiction ===
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*(1990) Around Darlington in Old Photographs ISBN 0-86299-812-3/978-0-86299-812-7 (UK edition)
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Croft, Hurworth, Neasham, Middleton And Dinsdale in Old Picture Postcards (1996)
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=== Anthologies containing stories by Vera Chapman ===
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*(1995) The Merlin Chronicles ISBN 1854873326
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=== Short stories ===
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*(1978) "Crusader Damosel" (in the anthology "Cosmic Knights", 1984)
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*(1995) "A Sword for Arthur"
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She was born in [[Bournemouth]] and lived in [[South Africa]], until she went to [[Oxford]]. She studied at Lady Margaret Hall, [[University of Oxford]]. She founded [[The Tolkien Society]] of which she was secretary, and persuaded [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to become the society's honorary president. She wrote her first novel in [[1975]] and continued writing until her death in [[1996]].
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==Bibliography==
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===Articles===
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* [[1989]]: [[Amon Hen 100|''Amon Hen'' 100]]
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** "Amon Hen, A History" (with [[Brin Dunsire]])
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** "Leaves from the Party Tree"
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** "Books of My Childhood"
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*[[1992]]: ''[[Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference]]''
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** "Reminiscences: Oxford in 1920, Meeting Tolkien and Becoming an Author at 77"
  
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==See also==
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*[[Vera Chapman and the Tolkien Society 6 February 1972]] (letter from Tolkien)
 
== External Links==
 
== External Links==
 
* [http://www.tolkiensociety.org/ts_info/folk/vera-chapman.html Tolkien Society]
 
* [http://www.tolkiensociety.org/ts_info/folk/vera-chapman.html Tolkien Society]
* [http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/vera-chapman/ Fantastic Fiction]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera_Chapman Wikipedia profile]
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* [http://www.pollingerltd.com/estates/vera_chapman.htm Literary agent]
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* [http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/vera-chapman/ List of works at Fantastic Fiction]
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Revision as of 23:29, 24 December 2012

Vera Ivy May Chapman (née Fogerty) (May 8, 1898- May, 1996, aged 98) was the founder of The Tolkien Society, known by her pseudonym "Belladonna Took". She is also the author of various pseudo-historical and Arthurian books.

She was born in Bournemouth and lived in South Africa, until she went to Oxford. She studied at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford. She founded The Tolkien Society of which she was secretary, and persuaded J.R.R. Tolkien to become the society's honorary president. She wrote her first novel in 1975 and continued writing until her death in 1996.

Bibliography

Articles

See also

External Links

Vera Chapman
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Position created
Acting Chairman of The Tolkien Society
29 January 1970 - 20 November 1970
Followed by:
Keith Bridges