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Catherine Gaskin

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Catherine Gaskin 2 April 1929 – 6 September 2009 was an Irish–Australian romance novelist

She was born in Dundalk Bay, County Louth, Ireland in 1929 When she was only three months old, her parents moved to Australia, settling in Coogee, a suburb of Sydney, where she grew up Her first novel This Other Eden, was written when she was 15 and published two years later After her second novel, With Every Year, was published, she moved to London Three best-sellers followed: Dust in Sunlight 1950, All Else is Folly 1951, and Daughter of the House 1952

She completed her best-known work, Sara Dane, on her 25th birthday in 1954, and it was published in 1955 It sold more than 2 million copies, was translated into a number of other languages, and was made into a television mini-series in Australia in 1982 This novel is loosely based on the life of the Australian convict businesswoman Mary Reibey, whose image has appeared on the Australian $20 note since 1994 Other novels included A Falcon for a Queen 1972 and The Summer of the Spanish Woman 1977

Gaskin moved to Manhattan for ten years, after marrying a United States citizen She then moved to the Virgin Islands, then in 1967 to Ireland, where she became an Irish citizen She also lived on the Isle of Man Her last novel was The Charmed Circle 1988 She then returned to Sydney, where she died in September 2009, aged 80, from ovarian cancer

Selected works

  • This Other Eden 1947
  • With Every Year 1948
  • Dust in Sunlight 1950
  • All Else Is Folly 1951
  • Daughter of the House 1952
  • Sara Dane 1954
  • Blake's Reach 1958
  • Corporation Wife 1960
  • I Know My Love 1962
  • The Tilsit Inheritance 1963
  • The File On Devlin 1965
  • Edge of Glass 1967
  • Fiona 1970
  • A Falcon for a Queen 1972
  • The Property of a Gentleman 1974
  • The Lynmara Legacy 1975
  • The Summer of the Spanish Woman 1977
  • Family Affairs 1980
  • Promises 1982
  • The Ambassador's Women 1985
  • The Charmed Circle 1988
  • Selected Works 1978

References and sources

Library resources about
Catherine Gaskin References
  1. ^ a b AustList
  2. ^ Sara Dane on IMDb
  3. ^ a b Internet Book List
  • Obituary, The Age, 24 September 2009, p 25

External links

  • Gaskin at the Fantastic Fiction website

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