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  • Bibliography:
    39 Books (6 Series)
  • First Book:
    January 1966
  • Latest Book:
    October 2014
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The Honourable Charlotte Mary Thérèse Bingham was born on 29 June 1942 in Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, UK. Her father, John Bingham, the 7th Baron Clanmorris, wrote detective stories and was a secret member of MI5. Her mother, Madeleine Bingham, née Madeleine Mary Ebel, was a playwright. Charlotte first attended a school in London, but from the age of seven to 16, she went to the Priory of Our Lady's Good Counsel school in Haywards Heath. After she left school, she went to stay in Paris with some French aristocrats with the intention of learning French. She had written since she was 10 years old and her first piece of work was a thriller called Death's Ticket. She wrote her humorous autobiography, called Coronet Among the Weeds, when she was 19, and not long before her twentieth birthday a literary agent discovered her celebrating at the Ritz. He was a friend of her parents and he took off the finished manuscript of her autobiography. In 1963, this was published by Heinemanns and was a best seller.

In 1966, Charlotte Bingham's first novel, called Lucinda, was published. This was later adapted into a TV screenplay. In 1972, Coronet Among the Grass, her second autobiography, was published. This talked about the first ten years of her marriage to fellow writer Terence Brady. They couple, who have two children, later adapted Coronet Among the Grass and Coronet Among the Weeds, into the TV sitcom No, Honestly. She and her husband, Terence Brady, wrote three early episodes of Upstairs, Downstairs together, Board Wages, I Dies from Love and Out of the Everywhere. They later wrote an accompanying book called Rose's Story. They also wrote the episodes of Take Three Girls featuring Victoria (Liza Goddard). In the 1970s Brady and Bingham wrote episodes for the TV series Play for Today, Three Comedies of Marriage, Yes, Honestly and Robin's Nest. During the 1980s and 1990s they continued to write for the occasional TV series, and in 1993 adapted Jilly Cooper's novel Riders for the small screen. Since the 1980s she has become a romance novelist. In 1996 she won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award from the Romantic Novelists' Association.

Full Series List in Order

The Bexham Trilogy

1 - The Chestnut Tree (Aug-2002)
2 - The Wind Off the Sea (Feb-2003)
3 - The Moon at Midnight (Aug-2003)

Debutantes

1 - Debutantes (Jul-1995)
2 - The Season (Mar-2001)

The Eden

1 - Daughters of Eden (Feb-2004)
2 - The House of Flowers (Aug-2004)

Love Quartet

1 - Belgravia (Aug-1983)
2 - Country Life (May-1985)
3 - At Home (Sep-1986)
4 - By Invitation (Jan-1993)

Mums on the Run

1 - Mums On the Run (Mar-2010)
2 - A Dip Before Breakfast (May-2014)

Nightingale

1 - To Hear a Nightingale (Jul-1988)
2 - The Nightingale Sings (Aug-1996)

Book List in Order: 39 titles





  • Georgiana is poor, posh and beautiful. Jennifer, her best friend, is rich, middle-class and fat. They are both sent out to the London cocktail parties, balls and luncheons of a debutante's "coming out" to find mates who will enrich or ennoble them....



  • Further adventures of the lives of characters first met in LOVE IN BELGRAVIA - dreary little Jennifer, now a seemingly permanently pregnant marchioness, beautiful but vexatious Georgiana who while recovering from her affair with a world famous film d...



  • Lady Georgiana loves an artist but instead marries a Scottish lord who addresses her as if she were a board meeting, while her friend Jennifer's husband seems far too friendly with the butler....



  • A saga of country life in America and Ireland in the 1950s follows the fortunes of Cassie McGann, brought up in smalltown America by a grandmother who despises her, her childhood is one of misery and rejection. Fleeing to New York she falls in love w...



  • Meredith Browne came up the hard way, starting at the bottom as a child actress. Max Kassov, on the other hand, has always had everything. Despite their different backgrounds the two are very alike, and a mutual attraction deepens into a passionate l...



  • A story set in Boston, the Irish countryside and war-torn London, which tells of the friendship between two very different girls who love the same man. Ellie is American to the core, well-behaved and beautiful, and Artemis, crippled by a riding accid...



  • Elizabeth Laurence has always been beautiful and used to the admiration of everyone, but becomes obsessed with a man who appears not to notice her - her handsome co-star in a hit play. This Charlotte Bingham tale of love, obsession and jealousy is se...



  • The beautiful Lady Georgiana Longborough and her friend Jennifer Parker-Jones, 7th Marchioness of Pemberton, are finding life a little too dull in deepest Wilt-shire. Jennifer's answer to all her problems it seems is to give a Summer Ball. But the so...






  • Powerful and heart-wrenching; fans of Louise Douglas, Dinah Jefferies and Kristin Hannah will love this Edwardian saga by the million copy and Sunday Times bestselling author Charlotte Bingham."Charlotte Bingham's spellbinding novel is required readi...



  • A saga which portrays the reality that surrounds the lives of the truly prodigious, and explores the effect that a child can have on the adult world. The parents of musical prodigy Fleur Fisher-Dilke find their lives are changed for ever when her gen...



  • A delightful and stylish new saga, centers around a single London season in the 1890s. But it is not just about the debutantes themselves--it is as much about the women who launch them, and the society that supports their way of life. It is also abou...



  • When Cassie Rosse becomes the first woman to train an English Derby winner, with her home-bred horse The Nightingale, she has every right to believe that success is hers at last. Indeed, as she leads in her winner and raises her eyes to heaven, calli...



  • Unaware of the misery that surrounded her birth, for the first four years of her life all Ottilie Cartaret knows is love. And when her mother, Ma O'Flaherty, moves her family to what she believes will be rural bliss in St Elcombe in Cornwall, their f...



  • When Hope's husband's business venture fails, the family have to leave their cosy suburban life for the isolation of Wiltshire's rolling acres. Before long, Hope falls passionately in love with a neighbour, Jack. It is left to her three daughters to ...



  • A romantic tale set in the English countryside and featuring childhood sweethearts who are attempting to rekindle their love for each other after World War I. As children, George Dashwood and Amelia Dennison loved to roam the Sussex Downs in compa...





  • An intriguing, romantic bestseller about the Victorian politics of love and marriage which follows the fortunes of three very different young women. Beautiful Leonie, brought up by foster parents, receives a surprise from her wealthy godmother and...



  • Fans of Louise Douglas, Dinah Jefferies and Kristin Hannah will not be disappointed by this magically romantic and dynamic saga by the million copy and Sunday Times bestselling author Charlotte Bingham."Will satisfy all Bingham's fans" - SUNDAY TIMES...






  • Portia and Emily meet to launch their daughters on an unsuspecting Society for the London Season of 1913. Both are determined that their offspring, Phyllis and Edith, will catch the eye of their friend May's son, a future Duke. As always, the Season ...



  • When Trilby meets Lewis, the all-powerful proprietor of a newspaper group, she suspects that her life might be about to change, but not, as it happens, forever. For not only does Lewis wish to acquire her cartoon strip, but also Trilby herself. Trilb...



  • Life was tough in England after the Second World War -- at least it was for those who were not part of some particular elite, the fabulously wealthy or the tiny coterie of British film and theatre stars. Little wonder then that Elsie Lancaster, the g...



  • By bestselling British writer Charlotte Bingham, The Chestnut Tree is a sweeping, romantic novel about the women who stayed behind in World War II. It is the summer of 1939, and the residents of the idyllic Sussex fishing port of Bexham are prepar...



  • It is 1947, the worst winter in England since records began, and even the sea is frozen. For the women living in the little fishing port of Bexham, the chronic lack of everything from fuel to food has left them reeling. When Waldo Astley drives th...



  • It is late autumn, 1962, and darkness is falling, but not just over the idyllic fishing port of Bexham. The threat of atomic warfare is so real that people are taking their children to work, or staying home with their families as they face what they ...



  • Focuses on the lives and fortunes of four young women at the outbreak of the Second World War. Marjorie, left at a boarding school by her emigrating mother; plain Poppy, pushed into marriage with a mean-spirited aristocrat; Kate, despised by her fath...



  • Fans of Louise Douglas, Dinah Jefferies and Kristin Hannah will love this uplifting and moving wartime saga by the million copy and Sunday Times bestselling author Charlotte Bingham. "'The author perfectly evokes the atmosphere of a bygone era" -- WO...



  • Exciting and dramatic but tender and heartfelt; this is a novel that you will return to again and again. From the million copy and Sunday Times bestselling author Charlotte Bingham, for fans of Louise Douglas and Dinah Jeffries.'An engaging, romantic...



  • When the famous portrait artist Napier Todd stumbles across Edith Hanson scrubbing floors, he is immediately struck by her beauty. Within a few weeks Napier and Edith are married and she moves into his large country house ? much to the envy of the ot...






  • A family finds peace through the unexpected struggle to aid a stranger in this captivating and moving saga. From the million copy and Sunday Times bestselling author Charlotte Bingham, for fans of Louise Douglas and Dinah Jefferies.'An uplifting and ...



  • Her wonderful new story, sure to be another bestseller, is about love and heartbreak, but most importantly, the remarkable nature of female friendship. Christmas 1913: Kitty and Lady Partita are best friends despite vastly different backgrounds. P...



  • A wonderfully romantic and nostalgic novel set in the 1950s about the destruction of innocence. Sunny's mundane country life is changed over night when handsome, stylish Gray's Bentley breaks down outside her parents' cottage in Rushington. It see...



  • A romantic wartime novel encompassing both love and tragedy. As Walter Berrisford paints beautiful Katherine Garland, she asks him to put a ladybird on her finger without his knowing why. He is appalled when he discovers that Katherine is a Nazi. ...



  • Exciting and dramatic but tender and heartfelt; this is a novel that you will return to again and again. From the million copy and Sunday Times bestselling author Charlotte Bingham, for fans of Louise Douglas and Dinah Jeffries.'A galloping read...Bi...



  • Emmaline has always understood from her mother that as the eldest of four daughters she must marry, but it seems that no proposals are going to come her way. Until, at a crowded ball, Julius makes his way to her side and waltzes her off. The next mor...



  • Daisy lives at Twistleton Hall, along with her unmarried Aunt Augusta, and the spirits of her four dead uncles from World War One. Her life therefore has been overshadowed by the Great War, as has those of her friends Freddie and Lorna who live nearb...



  • MUMS ON THE RUN tells the often hilarious story of two middle-aged women, Pat and Sam, intent on fleeing hearth and home for a blissful, family-free fortnight of drawing and cooking classes â,“ only to end up at leaky old Hartley House. There th...



  • Biddy is still struggling to help nephew Tom make Hartley House a financial success. When Boris - their Polish handyman/butler " suggests they put in a swimming pool, Biddy reluctantly agrees. But the pool is not quite the attraction they had hoped...



  • Violet Talland is trying to bring up her six year old daughter Matilda under difficult circumstances with an absent, uncaring husband and an overly possessive mother in law who is determined to end Violet’s marriage and regain possession of both he...





Award-Winning Books by Charlotte Bingham

Change of Heart
1995 RoNA -- Romantic Novel of the Year


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Charlotte Bingham has published 39 books.

Charlotte Bingham does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, The Light on the Swan, was published in October 2014.

The first book by Charlotte Bingham, Lucinda, was published in January 1966.

Yes. Charlotte Bingham has 6 series.