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Vera Chapman

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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.
 
'''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.
=== Life ===
 
  
 
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]].
 
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]].
 
 
 
== Bibliography ==
 
 
=== Novels ===
 
 
*(1975) The Green Knight  ISBN 0-901720-63-1/978-0-901720-63-4 (UK edition)
 
*(1976) King Arthur's Daughter ISBN 0-86036-012-1/978-0-86036-012-4 (UK edition)
 
*(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.
 
*(1977) Judy and Julia ISBN 0-86036-020-2/978-0-86036-020-9 (UK edition)
 
*(1978) Blaedud the Birdman ISBN 0-86036-080-6/978-0-86036-080-3 (UK edition)
 
*(1978) The Wife of Bath ISBN 0-86036-057-1/978-0-86036-057-5 (UK edition)
 
*(1983) Miranty and the Alchemist ISBN 0-233-98042-3/978-0-233-98042-3 (UK edition)
 
*(1998) The Enchantresses (with Mike Ashley) ISBN 0-575-06524-9/978-0-575-06524-6 (UK edition)
 
 
 
=== Omnibus ===
 
 
*(1978) Three Damosels ISBN 0-575-06340-8/978-0-575-06340-2 (UK edition)
 
 
 
=== Collections ===
 
 
*(1993) The Notorious Abbess ISBN 0-89733-387-X/978-0-89733-387-0 (USA edition)
 
 
 
=== Non fiction ===
 
*(1990) Around Darlington in Old Photographs ISBN 0-86299-812-3/978-0-86299-812-7 (UK edition)
 
Croft, Hurworth, Neasham, Middleton And Dinsdale in Old Picture Postcards (1996)
 
 
 
=== Anthologies containing stories by Vera Chapman ===
 
 
*(1995) The Merlin Chronicles ISBN 1854873326
 
 
 
=== Short stories ===
 
 
*(1978) "Crusader Damosel" (in the anthology "Cosmic Knights", 1984)
 
*(1995) "A Sword for Arthur"
 
 
  
 
== External Links==
 
== External Links==

Revision as of 04:54, 9 May 2008

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.

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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