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A Day in the Life of One of the World's Most Prolific Novelists ...

CHARLOTTE LAMB: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST PROLIFIC ROMANTIC NOVELISTS by Jane Holland, her daughterCharlotte Lamb wrote over 150 novels in a writing career that spanned three decades, mostly for Mills & Boon Harlequin, but also longer suspense novels for Penguin as well as early historical novels for Robert Hale and other publishers. She changed pen-name frequently, known as Charlotte Lamb, Sheila Holland, Sheila Coates, Sheila Lancaster, Victoria Woolf, Laura Hardy etc.

Here, her daughter Jane, also a prolific novelist with multiple pen-names, describes a typical day in her mother's writing life ...

Back in the late seventies and throughout the eighties, writing at full tilt, my mother spent nearly every hour possible at the typewriter, in between looking after her five children and husband. On becoming an established author, she moved in 1977 from the outskirts of London to the Isle of Man - an independently governed tax haven in the Irish…

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