April 12, 1908 ~ December 3, 2013 (105)
Ida Crowe was born on 12 April 1908 in Lewisham, Kent, England, the daughter of a single mother and a unknown father, that rumoured to be a Russian duke, who her mother met at a ball in Greenwich. From narrowly escaping being smothered with a pillow by the nurse who attended her birth, she traveled to Morocco alone as a teenager after suffering a mental breakdown. She began to write while still at school encouraged by her mother, and at 20, she sold her first three novels to George Newnes, where she met her future husband, Hugh Alexander Pollock, married with Enid Blyton, and divorced to Marion Atkinson. Nearly fifteen years after, he divorced, and they married on October 1943. In 1950, her husband had to declare bankruptcy, and she decided to write popular contemporary romances, and after her success, she also wrote historical romances and other type of books. She is also a recognised oil painter and makes model houses.

Book List in Order:5 titles

  • When Fanny Templeton crosses swords with the Marquis of Ordley she has no idea they will soon be meeting on the battlefield at Waterloo... Fanny Templeton, a young widow, is anxious about her stepdaughter's marriage to penniless Freddie March. Sh...


  • England and France were hovering on the brink of war... and Oliver Westland's wife had been kidnapped by the enemy. It is the year 1803 and for the time being there is uneasy peace between England and France, but for Captain Oliver Westland, home on ...



  • 1816, London. He was determined she was stubborn! Harriet Yorke might have looked demure and unworldly but her frail appearance concealed a will of iron. And now the dashing and unpredictable, Marquis of Capel was up against her unyielding will. E...


  • Her indifferent heart had never been touched ! Every man Juliet had met had tried. Now... it was different. She was irritated by the strange reserve of both the mysterious Stephen Thorne and the handsome Sir Nicholas Childe. For the first time ...