Mason Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of Miss Marie Corelli. by Stratford-upon-Avon (England). Mason Croft.

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From: The country home, April 1909, 362-9.

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In the famous novelist Marie Corelli was living at Avon Croft in Stratford when she became aware that Mason Croft was available for rent. Although it was somewhat dilapidated, the house appealed to her sense of romance.

She and her lifelong companion, Bertha Vyver, made it their permanent home. HISTORICAL NOTE: the home of Marie Corelli, novelist and pioneer conservationist, from until her death in Gate piers to Mason's Mason Croft listed (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: London: ; Bearman R: Stratford-upon-Avon: A History of its Streets and Buildings: Nelson: ).

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In her final years, Corelli lived on Stratford-Upon-Avon. She was considered to be eccentric and could be seen boating there in a gondola from Venice complete with a gondolier. Corelli died there in and is buried in the Evesham Road cemetery.

Her house, Mason Croft, still stands on Church Street and is now the home of the Shakespeare. Marie Corelli was born Mary Mackay, the daughter of Charles Mackay, a Scottish poet and song-writer.

She became a talented pianist in her early years and adopted the pseudonym of Marie Corelli. Later she turned to writing romantic fiction. She moved to Stratford in and bought Mason's Croft where she lived for many years.

Marie Corelli (; [1] 1 May – 21 April ) was a British novelist. She enjoyed a period of great literary success from the publication of her first novel in until World War i's novels sold more copies than the combined sales of popular contemporaries, including Arthur Conan Doyle, H.

Wells, and Rudyard Kipling, although critics often derided her work as "the favourite. You’ll find a clue if you go looking for her books in one of the antiquarian bookshops in Stratford-upon-Avon.

“They’re rubbish,” says the woman on the counter. Mysterious origins. Born Mary McKay aroundCorelli seems to have been the illegitimate daughter of journalist and author Dr Charles McKay and his mistress, Marie Elizabeth. Corelli ought to be well remembered as a late 19th-century publishing phenom alone: her book sales exceeded those of contemporaries H.G.

Wells. A blue plaque commemorating Corelli will be fixed outside Mason Croft in May and the Institute thought it timely to create a guide using Corelli material in the archive to heighten awareness of the building’s associations with Corelli.

Mason Croft, which now houses the University of Birmingham's Shakespeare Institute, was formerly the home of the novelist Marie Corelli.

Inat the height of her popularity as a best selling novelist, Corelli made Mason Croft her permanent home, becoming a controversial as well as celebrated figure among Stratford's residents.

The Institute was set up in at Mason Croft, the former home of novelist Marie ary problems forced it to be relocated to the main campus at Birmingham during the s, but under the guidance of Professor Stanley Wells, the Institute was returned to Mason Croft in the s and its position was consolidated in with the opening of the purpose-built Shakespeare Institute.

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Marie Corelli wanted Mason Croft to be preserved as a shrine, the house to provide lodgings for distinguished persons in literature or science visiting Stratford. After the death of her devoted companion, Bertha Vyver, inMarie’s will was declared void, and the house’s contents were sold.

The purpose of the trip to Henley Street (headquarters of the Trust) was to find material for a new guidebook to Mason Croft, the Stratford home to Marie Corelli fromand home to The Shakespeare Institute from ().

The first woman whose name popped out at me in this way was Marie Corelli, a noted and very popular novelist of the period. In February the firm wrote to her at her home, Mason Croft, in Stratford-upon-Avon, to ask her to write text for a book on the town.

She must have responded positively. Catalogue of an exhibition of books, manuscripts, letters, photographs, and other items relating to Marie Corelli: in her former home, Mason Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon (now the Shakespeare Institute) 9 June-3 July Get this from a library.

Catalogue of an exhibition of books, manuscripts, letters, photographs, and other items relating to Marie Corelli: in her former home, Mason Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon (now the Shakespeare Institute) 9 June-3 July [Shakespeare Institute (Stratford-upon-Avon, England);].

Today, Mason Croft is the home of the Shakespeare Institute. Marie was either a Lesbian or (more likely) had a very strong Romantic Two-Girl Friendship with her housemate Bertha Vyver.

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City Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon ( miles from Mason Croft) A 4-minute walk from Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 5 Central Chambers is situated in the town centre district of Stratford-upon-Avon. This property is a 5-minute walk from Royal Shakespeare Company.

Marie Corelli (1 May – 21 April ) was a British novelist. She enjoyed a period of great literary success from the publication of her first novel in until World War i's novels sold more copies than the combined sales of popular contemporaries, including Arthur Conan Doyle, H.

Wells, and Rudyard Kipling, although critics often derided her work as "the favourite of the. Marie Corelli was a famous, fearless, outspoken woman.A successful nineteenth-century novelist, she outsold Dickens in her day. Then she moved to ord was a sleepy, little English town.

With one claim to fame -– William when. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video.

An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software. An illustration of two photographs. Full text of "Marie Corelli: the writer and the woman". Inthey moved into a house in Stratford-upon-Avon called Mason Croft on Church Street, which is currently owned by the Shakespeare Institute of the University of Birmingham.

Corelli dedicated several books to her. They lived together untilwhen Corelli died and in accordance with her will, left everything she owned to Vyver. Marie Corelli (May 1, - Ap ), was a British novelist.

Born Mary Mackay in London, she was the illegitimate daughter of a well known Scottish poet and songwriter, Dr. Charles Mackay, and his servant, Elizabeth Mills. Inthe very young Mary Mackay was sent to a Parisian convent to further her education.

She would only return to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and. Gazebo Approximately 42 Metres West of Mason Croft is a Grade II listed building in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building.

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City Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon ( miles from Mason Croft) A 4-minute walk from Royal Shakespeare Theater, 5 Central Chambers is located in the town center district of Stratford-upon-Avon.

This property is a 5-minute walk from Royal Shakespeare Company. The joint authors of the book, Susan Brock and Sylvia Morris, are giving a fully-illustrated talk about the history of the club, including links and memorabilia relating to Marie Corelli, at 7 for on 27 July at The Old Slaughterhouse, at the back of Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon.

For more information email [email protected] Welcome to The Croft, a late Victorian building, built in by local builders. Situated south of the river Avon, The Croft offers guests a high standard of food, service and accommodation all year round. We are situated in one of the premiere locations, just a 5 minute walk to the town centre and the theatres of historic Stratford-upon-Avon.

Few of us, however, have been aware of Marie Corelli's gondolier. He was imported around years ago, along with his gondola, and his brief was to propel Miss Corelli.

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Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software. An illustration of two photographs. Full text of "Marie Corelli: The Writer and the Woman". In Marie Corelli, with her companion Bertha Van de Vyver, arrived in Stratford-upon-Avon. Marie Corelli was, by that time, the world’s most successful living author and a Victorian celebrity.

It was said that if you had not actually read one of her books, you certainly knew whom she was. Rear of Mason's Croft from the garden, Stratford upon Avon. New Shakespeare Institute, formerly Marie Corelli's house.

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‘The Corelli. Continuing down Church Street, you’ll see Mason Croft on the right-hand side. A blue plaque commemorates Marie Corelli, who lived here from until her death in Mark Twain visited Corelli here inbut despite her best efforts he described the visit as “the most hateful day my seventy-two years have ever known”.

Former Secretary of State for War John Profumo was the MP for Stratford-upon-Avon – From tothe romantic novelist Marie Corelli, real name Minnie Mackay, daughter of Charles Mackay, made her home, with her companion Miss Vyver, at Mason's Croft, Church Street, Stratford.

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Marie Corelli tried to obfuscate her humble and, in her eyes, shameful origins, for she was born illegitimate in London inthe daughter of .Marie Corelli (1 May – 21 April ) was a British novelist. She enjoyed a period of great literary success from the publication of her first novel in until World War I.

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