Penguin has paid tribute to author Mollie Moran who died this week (6th April) at the age of 97.
In 2013, Michael Joseph released Moran's memoir, Aprons and Silver Spoons, her account of life "below stairs" as a scullery maid and cook in the 1930s. The book became a bestseller, making Moran the oldest ever debut author to have a Sunday Times number one bestseller.
Francesca Russell, senior publicity manager at Michael Joseph, said: "Mollie’s enthusiasm and passion for life was infectious and she charmed everyone she met from Holly and Phil at "This Morning" to Jane Garvey at "Woman’s Hour"."
Moran's agent Diane Banks of Diane Banks Associates said: "Mollie was quite simply one of the most inspirational people I have ever met. She was eager to embrace new challenges right until the end, driving herself, cooking for friends on a regular basis and walking her dog along the seafront. It was an honour to work with her and she will be sorely missed."