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 Ursula Harvey Bloom

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Ursula Harvey Bloom

Birth
Death
29 Oct 1984 (aged 91)
Burial
Frinton-on-Sea, Tendring District, Essex, England
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Cinema Pianist and Author. She started writing at the age of 5, and published over 500 books in her lifetime, an achievement that once won her recognition in the Guinness Book of Records. As a young woman she worked as a journalist on Fleet Street. She wrote many of her novels under pseudonyms - Sheila Burns, Mary Essex, Rachel Harvey, Deborah Mann, Lozania Prole and Sara Sloane. She began as an pianist, and as war approached and broke out in August 1914, she was asked to play the national anthems of all the Allies (though she could not find the music for Servia (Serbia). As one by one the front of staff joined up, Ursula's job became more and more stressful and she resigned when she and her mother decided to move away from St Albans to Walton on the Naze in 1915. She married twice - in 1916 to Arthur Brownlow Denham-Cookes, to whom she had one son, Pip Denham-Cooke, born in 1917, and in 1925 to Charles Gower Robinson. She became close friends later on in life with Dr Crippen's love, Ethel Le Neve. Some of her works are; Victorian Vinaigrette, The Elegant Edwardian, Youth at the Gate, Down to the Sea in Ships, War isn't Wonderful, Twilight of a Tudor, The Dragonfly, The Flight of the Falcon, The Ring Tree and The Girl Who Loved Crippen (The Story of Dr Crippen and Ethel Le Neve).

Cinema Pianist and Author. She started writing at the age of 5, and published over 500 books in her lifetime, an achievement that once won her recognition in the Guinness Book of Records. As a young woman she worked as a journalist on Fleet Street. She wrote many of her novels under pseudonyms - Sheila Burns, Mary Essex, Rachel Harvey, Deborah Mann, Lozania Prole and Sara Sloane. She began as an pianist, and as war approached and broke out in August 1914, she was asked to play the national anthems of all the Allies (though she could not find the music for Servia (Serbia). As one by one the front of staff joined up, Ursula's job became more and more stressful and she resigned when she and her mother decided to move away from St Albans to Walton on the Naze in 1915. She married twice - in 1916 to Arthur Brownlow Denham-Cookes, to whom she had one son, Pip Denham-Cooke, born in 1917, and in 1925 to Charles Gower Robinson. She became close friends later on in life with Dr Crippen's love, Ethel Le Neve. Some of her works are; Victorian Vinaigrette, The Elegant Edwardian, Youth at the Gate, Down to the Sea in Ships, War isn't Wonderful, Twilight of a Tudor, The Dragonfly, The Flight of the Falcon, The Ring Tree and The Girl Who Loved Crippen (The Story of Dr Crippen and Ethel Le Neve).


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