Thursday, July 16, 2009

Jane Aiken Hodge, 1917–2009.

Jane Aiken Hodge, the American-born daughter of poet Conrad Aiken and sister of the late writer Joan Aiken, died at home on June 17th. The funeral is set for July 21st in Sussex. Hodge wrote a number of historical fiction works and some mysteries, such as Maulever Hall (1964), A Death in Two Parts (2000), and Deathline (2003), as well as a life of Jane Austen and a fine biography of Georgette Heyer, The Private World of Georgette Heyer (1984).

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