Happy Birthday, Mary Wesley. (June 24, 1912 – December 30, 2002)!
If, by chance, you don’t know who this exceptional person was, read on.
Mary Wesley was a famous English novelist. During her career, she sold 3 million copies of her books, including 10 bestsellers in the last twenty years of her life. Her writing style has been described as “arsenic without the old lace”. Interesting.
She successfully delighted the elders and intrigued the youth.
She wrote 3 children’s books – Speaking Terms, The Sixth Seal (both 1969), and Haphazard House (1983). She then moved to publishing adult fiction. From 1982 to 1991, she wrote 7 more novels. Although she was getting old, she still had the youth in her heart.
Mary’s most popular novels:
- The Camomile Lawn
- Jumping the Queue
- Harnessing Peacocks
- Not That Sort of Girl
- Part of the Furniture
- A Dubious Legacy
- A Sensible Life
- Haphazard House
- The Sixth Seal
- Speaking Terms
And here’s a famous quote:
Unimaginative people are spared quite a lot. They’re often much happier because they don’t go through all the variety of conceptions of the person they love.