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Name: Howatch, Susan (1940-)

Historical Note: Susan Howatch was born in Surrey, England in 1940.  She obtained a law degree from London University and then immigrated to the United States for eleven years where she married, had a daughter and embarked on a career as a writer.  During that time she wrote eight novels, including her international bestsellers Penmarric and The Wheel of Fortune.  When she eventually left the United States in 1980, she lived in the Republic of Ireland for four years before returning to England and began to study Church history.  She also spent time in Salisbury which was the inspiration for the six novels of her Starbridge series.  In 1993 she made headlines by funding a lectureship in theology and natural science at Cambridge University. She was elected Fellow of Kings College, London, in 1999. She currently lives in London.

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