Evelyn Anthony, author of more than 50 novels, dies aged 92

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Evelyn Anthony, author of more than 50 novels, dies aged 92

Oct 24 2018

Evelyn Anthony, who wrote more than 50 novels, including The Tamarind Seed, which was turned into a hit film in 1974, has died aged 92.

She was an unlikely pioneering feminist. The daughter of a wealthy naval hero who married a director of an international mining company and became lady of the manor in a hall that had housed Elizabeth I, she was fully involved in country life.

But she challenged stereotypes by becoming the main breadwinner of her family and, in 1994, the first female High Sheriff of Essex in 700 years.

Her career began after the second world war with short stories syndicated to women's magazines. Born Evelyn Stephens, later becoming Evelyn Ward-Thomas through marriage, she chose Evelyn Anthony as her pseudonym as, a devout Catholic throughout her life, Anthony was the patron saint of lost things - "I can't live without him," she said, and her first name was gender neutral...

Source: The Guardian

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