Sanders, Dorothy Lucie (1903–1987)

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Sanders, Dorothy Lucie (1903–1987)

Australian writer. Name variations: (pseudonym) Lucy Walker. Born on May 4, 1903 (some sources cite 1907 and 1917), in Boulder Gold Fields, Western Australia; died in 1987; daughter of William Joseph McClemans (a cleric and founder of a grammar school) and Ada Lucy (Walker) McClemans; attended Perth College, University of Western Australia and Claremont Teachers' College, receiving her teaching certificate in 1938; married Colsell Sanders (a professor), on September 5, 1936; children: Jonathan William; (twins) Colin Creeth and Lucyann.

Dorothy Lucie Sanders was born on May 4, 1903, in Boulder Gold Fields, Western Australia, the daughter of Ada Walker McClemans and William Joseph McClemans, a cleric and founder of Christ Church Grammar School. Her education consisted of ten years of studies at Perth College and four years as a part-time student at the University of Western Australia. She also received a teacher's certificate in 1938 from the Claremont Teachers' College. On September 5, 1936, she married Colsell Sanders, an emeritus professor and former chair of the Tertiary Education Commission in Western Australia. They had three children.

Sanders is chiefly known for her stories of young women and love. Her novels, several of which are set in Perth, include Fairies on the Doorstep (1948), Waterfall (1956), Pepper Tree Bay (1959), and Monday in Summer (1961). Under the pseudonym Lucy Walker, she also wrote Love in a Cloud (1960), The Distant Hills (1962), The Man from Outback (1964), The River Is Down (1967), The Run Away Girl (1975), and So Much Love (1977). She was a contributor of short stories and articles to magazines in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Jo Anne Meginnes , freelance writer, Brookfield, Vermont

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