On this website you will find a comprehensive index to all the fiction
that was published in The Star, a London evening newspaper that ran from 1888 to
1960. The Star had a long tradition of publishing short stories and serials, with
many well-known authors contributing their work to the paper down the years. Famous
writers whose stories appeared in The Star include Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Arthur
Conan Doyle, Israel Zangwill, Emile Zola, Walter de la Mare, Katharine Tynan, Ursula Bloom
and Richmal Crompton. Fiction featured prominently in The Star for much of its
lifespan and the paper's large circulation meant that for decades thousands of London
commuters enjoyed the countless stories that were published in the newspaper. Among the
most regular contributors to The Star were Mary Gallati, Bill Allison, Richard
Marsh, Olive Wadsley, Fred M. White, Robert Halifax and Blanche Wills Chandler. By far the
most prolific writer of fiction for The Star was F. W.
Thomas, a journalist whose career with the paper incorporated several decades
and literally thousands of articles, sketches, poems and short stories.
This website represents the results of many months of research carried out
by myself at the British Library. I hope researchers find this resource useful. Follow the
links above to explore the contents of this website.
In addition to this website, I have created online fiction indexes for the
Daily Mail and
the Evening News.