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The Garden

By Claire Lorrimer

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A compelling short story from the bestselling novelist Claire Lorrimer.

A compelling short story from the bestselling Claire Lorrimer

Biographical Notes

Claire Lorrimer wrote her first book at the age of twelve, encouraged by her mother, the bestselling author Denise Robins. After the Second World War, during which Claire served on secret duties, she started her career as a romantic novelist under her maiden name, Patricia Robins. In 1970 she began writing her magnificent family sagas and thrillers under the name Claire Lorrimer. She is currently at work on her seventy-first book. Claire lives in Kent.

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  • ISBN: 9781444751475
  • Publication date: 30 Jan 2014
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  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
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