Rosamunde Pilcher Biography
Rosamunde (nee Scott) Pilcher was born in Lelant, Cornwall, on September 22, 1924. Following her education at St. Clare's Polwithen and Howell's School Llandaff, she attended Miss Kerr-Sanders' Secretarial College. She served with the Women's Royal Naval Service 1943-46. She started her writing career in 1949 as an author of Mills and Boon romances, under the name Jane Fraser. She published 10 novels using that pen-name. Her first novel as Rosamunde Pilcher, A Secret to Tell, was published in 1955. Pilcher retired from writing in 2000. Two years later she was created an Officer of the British Empire (OBE).
Pilcher and her husband Graham live in Dundee, Scotland. They have four grown children, oldest son, Robin (who is also a novelist), daughters Fiona and Philippa (aka Pippa) and second son, Mark. She has fourteen grandchildren.
This biography was last updated on 04/21/2009.
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