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Edith Pargeter

British writer

1913   -   1995

genre: detective fiction
country of citizenship: United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: English
occupation: linguist, writer, translator, novelist, bohemicist
award received: Officer of the Order of the British Empire, British Empire Medal, Edgar Awards, Cartier Diamond Dagger, honorary doctor of the University of Birmingham

Edith Mary Pargeter (28 September 1913 – 14 October 1995), also known by her nom de plume Ellis Peters, was an English author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and was also honoured for her translations of Czech classics. She is probably best known for her murder mysteries, both historical and modern, and especially for her medieval detective series The Cadfael Chronicles.
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