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