Dolling-Mann, Patricia May 1939-

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DOLLING-MANN, Patricia May 1939-

PERSONAL: Born May 1, 1939, in Northampton, England; married. Education: Open University, B.A. (with honors; English literature), 1994.

ADDRESSES: Office—27 Cottingham Grove Bletchley, Buckinghamshire MK3 5AA, England. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Novelist. Formerly worked as a registered nurse.

WRITINGS:

"WESSEX CHRONICLES"

Weatherbury Farm (historical fiction; sequel to Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy), Citron Press (London, England), 1999.

A Claim to Kin (historical fiction), self-published, 2000.

The d'Urberville Inheritance (historical fiction; sequel to Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy), Writers Club Press (Campbell, CA), 2001.

SIDELIGHTS: Patricia May Dolling-Mann told CA: "I was born in Northampton, England, and started work in a newspaper office with a view to becoming a reporter. After a short time I realized my vocation was to nurse. During my career as a college nurse I studied part time with the Open University, where I gained an honors degree in English social history and literature. A passion for the writings of Thomas Hardy prompted me and my husband to move to Dorset, where we have settled happily.

"Early retirement from the nursing profession has given me time to fulfil my lifelong ambition to become a published author. My first novel, Weatherbury Farm, a sequel to Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd, was published in 1999. A Claim to Kin is my second book and another of the 'Wessex Chronicles.' My third book, The D'Urberville Inheritance, is the sequel to Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

AuthorsDen.comhttp://www.authorsden.com/ (November 13, 2003), "Patricia May Dolling-Mann."