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Susan Howatch was born in Surrey in 1940. After taking a degree in law she emigrated to America where she married, had a daughter and embarked on a career as a writer. She left in 1976 and lived in the Republic of Ireland for four years before returning to England. She lives in London.
'Grippingly readable' Sunday Times 'Larger than life... a fascinating saga... it has all the right dramatic and romantic ingredients' Woman's Journal 'A mesmerising storyteller' Daily Telegraph