Norah Lofts was one of the top-selling British authors of the 20th century. She focused on the historical fiction genre and wrote more than fifty works in her career. She is best known as the author of The Suffolk Trilogy, The House Trilogy, and books like The Concubine and The Lost Queen.

Lofts was born in Shidham, Norfolk and grew up in Bury St. Edmunds. She went on to attend school at Guildhall Feoffment Girls School and the County Grammar School for Girls. She would go on to earn her teaching diploma. In addition to her work as an author, she stood as a Town Councillor for Bury St Edmunds from 1957 to 1962.

Publication Order of Gad's Hall Books

Gad's Hall (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunting of Gad's Hall (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of House Books

The Town House (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House at Old Vine (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House at Sunset (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Suffolk Books

Knight's Acre (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Homecoming (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lonely Furrow (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Here Was a Man (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Hell of Pity (1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Out of This Nettle (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Requiem for Idols (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blossom Like the Rose (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hester Roon (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bride of Moat House (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scent of Cloves (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winter Harvest (1941)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Road To Revelation (1941)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Brittle Glass (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Michael and All Angels (1943)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
You're Best Alone (1943)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jassy (1944)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady Living Alone (1945)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To See a Fine Lady (1946)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silver Nutmeg (1947)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Calf for Venus (1949)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Esther (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lute Player (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bless This House (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eleanor the Queen (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Afternoon ofan Autocrat (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil in Clevely (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heaven in Your Hand (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Witches (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Little Wax Doll (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Concubine (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
How Far to Bethlehem? (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Madselin (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Queen (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The King's Pleasure (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lovers All Untrue (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Her Own Special Island (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Rose for Virtue (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Maude Reed Tale (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rupert Hatton's Story (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Charlotte (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nethergate (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crown of Aloes (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Checkmate (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fall of Midas (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Walk Into My Parlour (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Copsi Castle (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Day of the Butterfly (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Wayside Tavern (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Old Priory (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Claw (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pargeters (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

I Met a Gypsy (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saving Face and Other Stories (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Hauntings: Is There Anybody There? (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eternal France (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Domestic Life in England (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queens of England (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Emma Hamilton (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anne Boleyn (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Norah Lofts Books, You’ll Love…

In Gad’s Hall, the Spender family is asked by a kindly man to help protect his ancient, beautifully kept house. It is a godsend for the family and soon Gad’s Hall comes alive again. However, there is more to the house than it seems and there are supernatural forces at work. Forces that make a sensible woman be overtaken by irrational feelings she can’t control because of the unspeakable secret kept by the women who had lived at Gad’s Hall more than a century ago.

Lofts was also the author of Knight’s Acre. The story follows Sir Godfrey Tallboys, a knight-errant, who is in need of a house for his pretty young wife, Lady Sybilla. She wants a home where she can raise their children as opposed to relying on the charity of their relatives. Godfrey decides to build a house with the last of his money before heading off to Spain for a chance at a fortune. However, that plan backfires when he turns up dead and Sybilla is left to fend for herself and the children.

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One Response to “Order of Norah Lofts Books”

  1. Commenter: 4 months ago

    Norah Lofts was a great writer. I am particularly enthused about the “House” books series. To read the stories of the people who lived in a specific house through decades. Very unusual, and highly recommended. I have enjoyed many of her other books as well.

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