Jeffery Farnol

Jeffery Farnol


He was born in Aston, Birmingham, and brought up in London and Kent. He attended the Westminster Art School, after he had lost his job in a Birmingham metal-working firm. In 1900, he married Blanche Hawley, daughter of the noted New York scenic artist Hughson Hawley; they moved to the United States, where he found work as a scene painter.

The success of his early novels led Farnol to become a professional writer; he returned to England around 1910, and settled on the south coast. He produced around 40 novels and volumes of stories, and some non-fiction and children's books. He died after a long battle with cancer. His last book was completed by his second wife Phyllis (nee Clarke), whom he had married in 1938.


*"My Lady Caprice" (1907) [Later issued as "Chronicles of the Imp"]
*"The Broad Highway" (1910)
*"The Money Moon" (1911)
*"Chronicles of the Imp" (1912) [Reissue of: "My Lady Caprice"]
*"The Honourable Mr. Tawnish" (1913)
*"The Amateur Gentleman" (1913)
*"Beltane the Smith" (1915)
*"The Definite Object" (1917)
*"Our Admirable Betty" (1918)
*"The Geste of Duke Jocelyn" (1919)
*"Black Bartlemy's Treasure" (1920)
*"Martin Conisby's Vengeance" (1921)
*"Peregrine's Progress" (1922)
*"Sir John Dering" (1923)
*"The Loring Mystery" (1925)
*"High Adventure" (1926)
*"The Quest of Youth" (1927)
*"Gyfford of Weare" (1928)
*"The Shadow" (1929)
*"Another Day" (1929)
*"Over the Hills" (1930)
*"A Jade of Destiny" (1931)
*"Charmian Lady Vibart" (1932)
*"Voices from the Dust" (1932)
*"The Way Beyond" (1933)
*"Winds of Fortune" (1934)
*"John o'the Green" (1935)
*"Portrait of a Gentleman in Colours" (1935)
*"A Pageant of Victory" (1936)
*"A Book for Jane" (1937)
*"The Crooked Furrow" (1937)
*"The Lonely Road" (1938)
*"The Happy Harvest" (1939)
*"A New Book for Jane" (1939)
*"Adam Penfeather, Buccaneer" (1940)
*"A Matter of Business and other stories" (1940)
*"Murder by Nail" (1942) [US Title: "Valley of the Night"]
*"The King Liveth" (1943)
*"The Piping Times" (1945)
*"Heritage Perilous" (1946)
*"Most Sacred of All" (1948)
*"My Lord of Wrybourne" (1948) [US Title: "Most Sacred of All"]
*"The Fool Beloved" (1949)
*"The Ninth Earl" (1950)
*"The Glad Summer" (1951)
*"Waif of the River" (1952)
*"Justice by Midnight" (1955)

External links

* [ Jeffery Farnol Appreciation Society]
* [ The Life and Times of Jeffery Farnol]
*gutenberg author|id=Jeffery_Farnol|name=Jeffery Farnol
* [ Jeffery Farnol Dustjacket Gallery]

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