Biography

Fay Weldon

Fay Weldon is an English novelist, playwright and screenwriter who, at the age of 16, lived in a grand London townhouse as the daughter of the housekeeper. In addition to winning a Writers' Guild Award for the pilot of the original "Upstairs Downstairs", she is a Commander of the British Empire whose books include Praxis, shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction; THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY, winner of the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize; WORST FEARS, shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award; and WICKED WOMEN, which won the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award. She lives in England.

Fay Weldon

Books by Fay Weldon

by Fay Weldon - Fiction, Historical Fiction

THE NEW COUNTESS is the final novel in Fay Weldon's trilogy that began with HABITS OF THE HOUSE and continued with LONG LIVE THE KING. The bestselling novelist and award-winning writer of the pilot episode of the original "Upstairs Downstairs" lifts the curtain on British society, upstairs and downstairs, under one roof.

by Fay Weldon - Fiction

Your writer, in conjuring this tale of murder, adultery, incest, ghosts, redemption and remorse, takes you first to a daffodil-filled garden in Highgate, North London, where, just outside the kitchen window, something startling shimmers on the very edges of perception. Fluttering and chattering, these are our kehua---a whole multiplying flock of Maori spirits (all will be explained) goaded into wakefulness by the conversation within.

by Fay Weldon - Fiction, Historical Fiction

As 1901 comes to an end, there is much to be grateful for: The Dilberne fortune has been restored, and the grand Dilberne Court has been saved. Lord Robert's son, Arthur, is happily married to Chicago heiress Minnie, who is pregnant and trying to come to terms with her new role as lady of the manor, and her charming but controlling mother-in-law, Lady Isobel. While Lord Robert and Lady Isobel debate the future of their recently orphaned niece, Adela, she runs away and joins a travelling group of spiritualists and has a life-saving run-in with the king.

by Fay Weldon - Fiction, Historical Fiction

As the Earl of Dilberne faces serious financial concerns, the ripple effect spreads to everyone in the household. Lord Robert can see no financial relief to an already mortgaged estate, and his thoughts turn to securing a suitable wife (and dowry) for his son. The arrival on the London scene of Minnie, a beautiful Chicago heiress with a reputation to mend, seems the answer to all their prayers.