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E. M. Hull

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Edith Maud Hull (16 August 1880 – 11 February 1947) was a British writer of romance novels, typically credited as E. M. Hull. She is best known for The Sheik, which became an international best seller in 1921. The Sheik is credited with beginning a revival of the "desert romance" genre of romantic fiction. Hull followed The Sheik with several other novels with desert settings, such as The Shadow of the East, The Desert Healer, and The Sons of the Sheik. Personal life Born Edith Maud Henderson on 16 August 1880 in the Borough of Hampstead, London, England, she was the daughter of James Henderson, a Liverpool shipowner originally from New York City, and Katie Thorne, of New Brunswick, Canada. As a child she travelled widely with her parents, even visiting Algeria—- the setting of her novels. In 1899, she married Percy Winstanley Hull (b. 1869), a civil engineer and later a prize-winning pig farmer. The couple relocated to the
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