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Sara Craven

October 1938 - November 2017

Anne Bushell was born in South Devon, England on October 1938, just before World War II and grew up in a house crammed with books. She was always a voracious reader, some of her all-time favorite books were: "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, "Middlemarch" by George Eliot, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell and "The Code of the Woosters" by P. G. Wodehouse.

She worked as journalist at the Paignton Observer, but after her marriage, she moved to the north of England, where she worked as teacher. After she returned to journalism, she joined the Middlesbrough Writers' Group, where she met other romance writer Mildred Grieveson (Anne Mather). She started to wrote romance, and she had her first novel "Garden of Dreams" accepted by Mills & Boon in 1975, she published her work under the pseudonym of Sara Craven. In 2010 she became chairman of the Southern Writers' Conference, and the next year was elected Chairman (2011–2013) of the Romantic Novelists' Association.

Divorced twice, Annie lived in Somerset, England, where she shared her home with a West Highland white terrier called Bertie Wooster. When not writing, she enjoyed very old films, listening to music, going to the theatre, and eating in good restaurants. In 1997, she was the overall winner of the BBC's Mastermind, winning the last final presented by Magnus Magnusson.

Sara Craven died in November 2017.

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