Dorothy Lambert

Life
1892-?; b. Mallow; left Ireland at her marriage; prolific romance novelist. Redferne, M.H.F., An Irish Stew (London: Mills & Boon 1929), et al. IF2

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Works
Elizabeth Who Wouldn’t
(London: Mills & Boon 1919); Referne, M.F.H.: An Irish Stew (London: Mills & Boon 929); Three Meet (London: Mills & Boon 1930); Aunts in Arcady: An Irish Idyll (London: Mills & Boon 1930); Taken at the Flood (London: Mills & Boon 1931); Strange Lover (London: Mills & Boon 1933); Moon and Magpies (London: Hodder & Stoughton 1931), Rescuing Anne (London: Collins 1933); Independence (London: Collins 1935); Travelling Light (London: Collins 1935); Much Dithering (London: Collins 1938); Invitation (London: Collins 1934).

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References
Desmond Clarke, Ireland in Fiction [Pt II] (Cork: Royal Carbery 1985), lists Elizabeth Who Wouldn’t (London: Mills & Boon 1919); Referne, M.F.H., An Irish Stew (London: Mills & Boon 929); Three Meet (London: Mills & Boon 1930); Aunts in Arcady, an Irish Idyll (London: Mills & Boon 1930); Taken at the Flood (London: Mills & Boon 1931); Strange Lover (London: Mills & Boon 1933); Moon and Magpies (London: Hodder & Stoughton 1931), Rescuing Anne (London: Collins 1933); Independence (London: Collins 1935); Travelling Light (London: Collins 1935); Much Dithering (London: Collins 1938); and Invitation (London: Collins 1934). IF2 notes that the substance of her novels consists of visits to Ireland on pretexts of hunting, relations-visiting, wooing; pictures of decaying big houses and Anglo-Irish families in the same condition; chars include Elizabeth O’Hara (Ardprior house); Derrick O’Connor; Mrs Coyningham-Smith and her sister Madame O’Callaghan; Condons and Sir William Clangibbon.

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