Rosamunde Pilcher

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Her maiden name was Scott
22 September 1924 - 6 February 2019

Rosamunde Scott was born in Cornwall. She moved to Dundee following her marriage to Graham Hope Pilcher in 1946. Her first novel was published in 1949, under the pen name Jane Fraser. She began writing under her own name in 1955. Her breakthrough novel, The Shellseekers, was published in 1987. It was translated into 40 languages.

She published ten novels as Jane Fraser and seventeen as Rosamunde Pilcher, plus short stories.

She was awarded the OBE in 2002.