Patricia Robins, British novelist, Died at 95


Patricia Robins was born on February 1, 1921, and died on December 4, 2016.

She was a British romance novelist, also known as Claire Lorrimer.

She came from an artistic family.

Robins’ maternal grandfather was Herman Klein, a musician and her maternal grandmother was the writer Kathleen Clarice Groom.

Robins’ mother was the popular romance writer Denise Robins, who was the first president of the Romantic Novelists’ Association (1960–1966).

Robins’ maternal uncle was Adrian Cornwell-Clyne, who wrote books on photography and cinematography, another uncle was an artist, as is her daughter.

She was born Patricia Denise Robins on 1 February 1921 in Hove, Sussex, England.

Robins were the daughter of Arthur Robins, a corn broker on the Baltic Exchange and Denise Robins, an author and the first president of the Romantic Novelists’ Association (1960–1966).

Robins has two sisters Eve Louise and Anne Eleanor.

Robins has educated at Parents’ National Educational Union at Burgess Hill, Sussex.

Robins’ mother encouraged her to write, and at 12, she published her first children’s novellas.

Robins worked with a woman’s magazine editorial team and published more children’s novellas, she went on to write romance novels like her mother.

During the 1967 she started to use the pseudonym Claire Lorrimer to write Gothic romances, and later family sagas, now she only used this pseudonym.

He resided in rural Kent, she had three children and eight grandchildren.

Patricia Robins passed away at 96 years old.