Subscribe to the new Mills & Boon South Africa Bookclub! | Jonathan Ball
Sheila 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. At that time she was living in Felixstowe with her three children and wrote her first book, Love in a Mist, for the publishers Robert Hale in three days.
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The Book Club: Book of the day
Despite the startling lack of men, romance is in the air.
A Mills & Boon book club launches in London's Soho