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Popular Mills and Boon BooksSheila Holland, who died on October 8th aged 62, was at the vanguard of creating the modern romantic heroine: independent, imperfect and able to initiate a relationship. The revolution she helped spearhead in the s was that a declaration of love from the hero was not climax enough either for her novels or for her heroines. Born in Ilford, her father worked at Ford's Dagenham factory and she was educated locally at the Ursuline Convent. She married Robert Holland, a journalist on a local newspaper who subsequently became a sub-editor with the Times. She began writing at her husband's suggestion; until then she had been a voracious reader of romantic novels by such writers as Kathryn Blair, Anne Mather and Jane Donnelly.
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Sheikhs feature a lot in these million-selling novels, but are seldom found reading books in them too much wooing and stamping and looking cruel ; but were they to read Desert Rapture or The Moonlit Oasis or The Falcon's Mistress, would they be surprised to discover how often they fall in love with rather ordinary-looking British women, with coltish virgins and plain-but-plucky athletes? Would they be interested to learn how invariably they're described as possessing strong jawlines, high cheekbones and jet-black eyes? So can other alpha-male stereotypes, especially cowboy ranchers, business moguls, billionaires mere millionaires need not apply any more and swarthy plutocrats of indeterminate employment, known only as "the Spaniard," "the Italian" and inevitably "the Greek". They're all at the heart of a publishing phenomenon which celebrates its centenary on Thursday, and can boast some extraordinary statistics. Their books are translated into 25 languages and sell in international markets. They have a stable of 1, authors around the world, many of whom make millions but most of whom prefer to lurk behind noms de plume. A jaw-dropping 35 million titles are sold every year worldwide, seven million in the UK.
Search this site. My all time favourite author is Emma Darcy the pen name of Wendy Brennan who first started writing these novels in All her novels are set in Australia and are full of warmth and verve. Her heroines are independent women who are not pushovers. The Wedding.
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It is inside me and I fear it — the urge to retreat into a dreamscape of thighs and kisses and happy endings, and never come back. I am on the brink. Not that I read them constantly. Sometimes I go for six months without even touching one. I can have virtual sex with a non-existent man who is made of paper.
By Alice Vincent , Entertainment writer. This mysterious notebook is, like a good Valentine's Day card, anonymous. What unfolds are pages of typed-and-pasted snippets from manuscripts by aspiring Mills and Boon novelists. The university's Mills and Boon archive also boasts an endearing letter from Violet Winspear, an author from Essex who was so unsure of what romance readers wanted that she wrote a questionaire for the editors. It included three questions on bedroom doors alone — to be flung open, left ajar or firmly closed? Needless to say, those who compiled Boons Mots, did not consider such anxieties when compiling the collection — Ms Winspear is included at least three times. Here are 15 of their selections.