Claire Lorrimer
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Latest update February 12th, 2015 | Welcome!

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Claire Lorrimer's latest published edition

E-book version available now, print version to be Published 12th March 2015

Ortolans, a magnificent stately home that holds a mysterious grip on all those who live in it, hides a secret that has lain undiscovered for four hundred years.
Three passionate, remarkable women play a vital part in the long, violent history of the house. In the 18th Century there is Eleanor, forced into an unhappy marriage with a ruthless adventurer plotting to take over the property. In the 19th Century there is hot-headed Sophia, prepared to risk everything to save it. And in the 20th Century there is Emma, who loves Ortolans but refuses to sacrifice her career for its sake, even if it means letting it fall into ruins.,br. But just when it seems all is lost, the house finally gives up its incredible secret...

Nor does she realise the terrible repercussions the obsession will have on her own life.

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February 2014

Welcome to my website, where you will find details of all my books and where you can buy them, some biographical notes, and a list of any events that I am due to attend in person.

You are also welcome to contact me using the link provided.

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Events Diary

From time to time Claire Lorrimer is asked to give talks or attend writing events, and as these events are booked, this section of the site will be updated, with dates and details to offer you an opportunity to meet her in person

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Claire Lorrimer was born in Sussex, where she also spent her early school years. She has travelled extensively around the world but has made her home in a four hundred year-old, oak beamed cottage. She enjoys such outdoor activities as gardening, tennis, ski-ing and golf. Her other interests include reading, travel, meeting people and entertaining, but her life is centred mainly around her three children,eight grandchildren, her work and her lovely home and garden.

Claire Lorrimer comes from an artistic family. Her grandfather was a musician and both her uncle and her grandmother were writers; another uncle was an artist, as is her daughter. Her mother was the best selling novelist Denise Robins. Claire Lorrimer is a prolific writer and she believes that once started, a story writes itself.


Order your own signed copy of "You Never Know", Claire's autobiography, just £7.99 + p&p .

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Special Offer on Claire Lorrimer's Books

An opportunity to buy SIGNED copies direct from the author, with a dedication, if required.*

You can purchase signed copies of a number of books, by visiting this link Direct Orders

*Please note; not all books are available as signed copies

Book List and How to Buy

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Many of Claire Lorrimer's books are also available from good High Street and Internet booksellers. All current books and some out of print books are available directly by contacting us. We are also pleased to provide this link to Fantastic Fiction, who can source new and used books for both US and UK readers. The site also contains a synopsis of most of Claire Lorrimer's books


Here are some reviews of Claire Lorrimer's Autobiography

"A compelling portrait of a woman who knows how to love and live... 86 eventful years warmly and charmingly related.. A natural storyteller naturally tells her own story effortlessly, hypnotically and joyfully. Another winner in a long string of successes."
Sarah Broadhurst, 'Bookseller' Magazine

"I found this nostalgic autobiography riveting, reminiscent of Gosford Park. Excellent stuff - I loved it."

Diane Pearson, President, Romantic Novelists' Association

Here are some reviews of Claire Lorrimer's Novels

"For sheer readability this saga of love and conflict is one for the Library list"
Eric Hiscock, Bookseller

“Terrific storytelling.” Jilly Cooper

"Completely unable to put it down"
Bournemouth Evening Echo

"A richly entertaining Novel"
Manchester Evening News

"Claire Lorrimer has a marvelous story-telling quality"
Southern Evening Echo

"A first class tale of men's and women's emotions; basic, cruel and true to life."
Book Choice

"This book is not just a good read; it is a slice of life."
George Thaw, Daily Mirror

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