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Jane Blackmore

UK flag (1914 - 2005)

Jane Blackmore, the daughter of an Army doctor, was born in Bangalore and spent the earlier part of her childhood there and in other parts of India. On finally reaching England, she went wherever her father's appointments took him ranging from cathedral towns to the Industrial Midlands and in her early teens to Egypt. It was during these years that she started to write. She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but gave up the stage, and with the coming of World War II returned to her early love of writing. Living in south-west London, Jane Blackmore was married twice and had three children.