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Patricia Robins

(Patricia Denise Robins)
UK flag (1921 - 2016)
Granddaughter of Kit Dealtry, daughter of Denise Robins

aka Claire Lorrimer

Patricia Denise Robins was born on February 1, 1921 in Sussex, England, where she also spent her early school years. She began writing at the age of ten, encouraged by her mother, who was the first president of the Romantic Novelists' Association. At 12, she published her first children's novella, The Adventures of the Three Baby Bunnies, illustrated by Grizel Maxwell (aged 14).

She wrote romantic short stories and light romantic novels as Patricia Robins, publishing her works with Hutchinson, Hurst & Blackett and other publishing houses. In the later 1960s, she used a pseudonym Claire Lorrimer, to write longer novels and family sagas. Her historical novels under this pen name are characterised by meticulous detail and feeling for the period, often highlighting the situation of women.