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Berta Ruck (1878–1978)


She and her husband were newlyweds when one night she combed her hair; Oliver noticed that the crackling caused by the static was a unique sound. It inspired his 1911 story "The Beckoning Fair One," considered by many to be the best ghost story ever written. See more trivia »


(age 100) in Aberdyfi, Wales, UK

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Sir or Madame
Sir or Madame Writer
His Official Fiancée


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 1944 Hans officiella fästmö (novel "His official fiancee")
 1928 Sir or Madame (novel) / (screenplay)
 1919 His Official Fiancée (novel)
 1917 In Another Girl's Shoes (novel)

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Other Works:

Novel: "In Another Girl's Shoes" (filmed as In Another Girl's Shoes (1917)). See more »

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Berta (the name is short for Roberta) was a close friend of E. Nesbit, who used the name Roberta for the eldest girl in The Railway Children (1970). See more »

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