A Distant Drum- Marguerite Bell
Fanny Templeton is a young widow and worried about her stepdaughter, who is about to marry the penniless Freddie March. Yet her own life is about to change, as she travels to France and then Brussels with her employer and encounters March’s older brother Lord Ordley. She falls madly in love, but nothing is simple when it is wartime. The pair manages to get back to England, but danger continues to follow the couple. The memorable story written in the early 21st century by Marguerite Bell, a pseudonym of Ida Pollock, provides a love tale set in romantic and tragic circumstances.
A must-read for fans of literary romance and surprising twists of fate.
Marguerite Bell is a pseudonym of Ida Pollock (1908 – 2013), a highly successful British writer of over 125 romance novels translated into numerous languages and published across the world. Ida Pollock has sold millions of copies over her 90-year career.
Pollock began writing when she was 10 years old. Ida has travelled widely, living in several different countries. She continues to be popular amongst both her devoted fan base and new readers alike. Pollock has been referred to as the "world's oldest novelist" who was still active at 105 and continued writing until her death.
On the occasion of her 105th birthday, Pollock was appointed honorary vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association, having been one of its founding members.
Ida Pollock wrote in a wide variety of pseudonyms: Joan M. Allen, Susan Barrie, Pamela Kent, Averil Ives, Anita Charles, Barbara Rowan, Jane Beaufort, Rose Burghley, Mary Whistler and Marguerite Bell.
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