Romance novelist Patricia Robins – who wrote under the pen name Claire Lorrimer – has died aged 95.
Robins was given the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Romantic Novelists’ Association in March this year, after recently completing her 80th novel.
Robins was born on 1st February 1921, the second daughter of romantic novelist Denise Robins, who wrote 160 novels.
Over the course of her lifetime Robins was published by Hodder, Piatkus and Severn House.
During the Second World War, she worked in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and was assigned “special duties”, tracking incoming enemy aircraft with the fledgling British radar system.
In June 2016 she had a fall and, following a three-month stay in hospital, died peacefully on December 4th surrounded by her family.
She is survived by three children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.