Oldest romance writer in the world dies aged 105. Books #124 and #125 to be published next year

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Oldest romance writer in the world dies aged 105. Books #124 and #125 to be published next year

Dec 10 2013

Ida Pollock, author of more than 120 books, and believed to be the world's oldest romantic novelist, has died at the age of 105.

Born in London in 1908 and raised by a single mother, Pollock had her first stories published while she was in her teens, and went on to write scores of books under almost a dozen pseudonyms. Her 124th and 125th novels, romances set in the Regency period, are due for publication next year.

Pollock's husband was the soldier and publisher Hugh Pollock (who died in 1971), who had previously been married to children's writer Enid Blyton and edited Winston Churchill's book The World Crisis. In her memoir, written as Ida Crowe, Pollock painted Blyton as a vindictive, scheming adulteress who set out to destroy her former husband.

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