English, Scottish, and Irish Authors

How is it that the books written by English, Irish, or Scottish authors seem to speak more directly to us? Is it just a flight of our fancy that puts us in the middle of an English village or struggling with the raging waves at Tintagel? Or is it that these authors have such a sense of time and place that we readers are made to feel it -- or to hear the voices, to live in those lives? Enjoy some of our favorite authors from the British Isles, and if you need help finding any of the books by the authors listed below, please ask a reference librarian for assistance.

Historical

  • Margaret Campbell Barnes
  • Bernard Cornwell
  • Daphne Du Maurier
  • Dorothy Dunnett
  • Morgan Llywelyn
  • Patrick O'Brian
  • Sharon Kay Penman
  • Jean Plaidy
  • Edward Rutherfurd
  • Anya Seton
  • Mary Stewart
  • Jack Whyte

19th-20th Century

  • Jeffrey Archer
  • Maeve Binchy
  • Taylor Caldwell
  • Philippa Carr
  • Catherine Cookson
  • Mazo de la Roche
  • R.F. Delderfield
  • Dorothy Eden
  • Ken Follett
  • Sarah Gainham
  • John Galsworthy
  • Winston Graham
  • Graham Greene
  • Victoria Holt
  • Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • Susan Howatch
  • James Joyce
  • Rosalind Laker
  • Judith Lennox
  • Doris Lessing
  • Norah Lofts
  • Catherine Marchant
  • Malcolm Macdonald
  • Helen MacInnes
  • Miss Read
  • Iris Murdoch
  • Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Rosie Thomas
  • Anthony Trollope
  • Joanna Trollope
  • Anne Worboys