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Anne Hampson


aka Jane Wilby

Anne Hampson was born on November 28 in England. At age six she had twoambitions: to teach and to write. Poverty after WWI deprived her of aneducation and at 14 she was making Marks & Spencer's blouses at one shilling(5p) each.

She retired when she married. Later, when her marriage broke up, she washomeless with £40 in her purse. She went back to the rag trade and lived ina tiny caravan. But she never forgot her two ambitions, and when ManchesterUniversity decided to trial older women she applied, and three years laterhad achieved one ambition, so set her thoughts on number two.

In 1969, her first novel, Eternal Summer, was accepted five days fromposting and she soon had a contract for 12 more. From the caravan she wentto a small stately home, drove a Mercedes and sailed on the QE2. From thefirst book, came over 125 more written for Mills & Boon, Harlequin andSilhouette. Alan Boon (the Boon of Mills & Boon) and she came up with thetitle for 'Harlequin Presents' over lunch at the Ritz. She suggested to Alanthat they have a historical series. He told her to write one - it was done ina month, entitled Eleanor and the Marquis under the pseudonym Jane Wilby.She has the distinction of being number one in Harlequin Presents,Masquerade and Silhouette. Many of "Presents" have been reprinted many times(some as many as 16) and are now fetching up to $55, being classed as "rare"books.

She has had 3 awards, one at the World Trade Centre where she received astanding ovation from her American fans, who had come from many states justto meet her.

She has written her autobiography, entitled Fate Was My Friend.

She is retired, but in 2005 she wrote two romance and crime novels, both ofwhich were published by Severn House.
The Autocrat of Melhurst (1969)
Eternal Summer (1969)
Precious Waif (1969)
Unwary Heart (1969)
Beyond the Sweet Waters (1970)
By Fountains Wild (1970)
An Eagle Swooped (1970)
Gates of Steel (1970)
The Hawk and the Dove (1970)
Heaven Is High (1970)
Isle of the Rainbows (1970)
Love Hath an Island (1970)
When the Bough Breaks (1970)
Stars of Spring (1971)
Wings of Night (1971)
Gold Is the Sunrise (1971)
Waves of Fire (1971)
South of Mandraki (1971)
Petals Drifting (1971)
Dark Hills Rising (1971)
The Rebel Bride (1971)
Follow a Shadow (1971)
The Plantation Boss (1972)
There Came a Tyrant (1972)
Wife for a Penny (1972)
Beloved Rake (1972)
Dark Avenger (1972)
Enchanted Dawn (1972)
Master of Moonrock (1972)
The Fair Island (1972)
A Thousand Stars (1972)
Dear Plutocrat (1973)
Dear Stranger (1973)
When the Clouds Part (1973)
A Kiss from Satan (1973)
Blue Hills of Sintra (1973)
After Sundown (1973)
Stormy the Way (1973)
Windward Crest (1973)
Hunter of the East (1973)
Boss of Bali Creek (1973)
The Black Eagle (1973)
Unwanted Bride (1973)
The Way of a Tyrant (1974)
Moon Without Stars (1974)
Fetters of Hate (1974)
Stars Over Sarawak (1974)
Not Far from Heaven (1974)
Pride and Power (1974)
Two of a Kind (1974)
Where the South Wind Blows (1975)
Flame of Fate (1975)
Reap the Whirlwind (1975)
South to Capricorn (1975)
Autumn Twilight (1975)
Jonty in love (1975)
Dangerous Friendship (1976)
South of the Moon (1976)
Song of the Waves (1976)
A Man to Be Feared (1976)
Sunset Cloud (1976)
Dear Benefactor (1976)
Hills of Kalamata (1976)
Call of the Outback (1976)
Satan and the Nymph (1976)
Fire Meets Fire (1976)
Isle at the Rainbow's End (1976)
Man of Importance (1977)
Harbour of Love (1977)
Bitter Harvest (1977)
Sweet Is the Web (1977)
Isle of Desire (1977)
Fly Beyond the Sunset (1977)
Beloved Vagabond (1977)
The Shadow Between (1977)
Call of the Veld (1977)
Leaf in the Storm (1978)
Under Moonglow (1978)
Moon Dragon (1978)
Master of Forrestmead (1978)
To Tame a Vixen (1978)
For Love of a Pagan (1978)
Eleanor and the Marquis (1978) (as by Jane Wilby)
Chateau in the Palms (1979)
Man of Consequence (1979) (as by Jane Wilby)
Temple of the Dawn (1979)
Bride for a Night (1979)
Coolibah Creek (1979)
A Rose from Lucifer (1979)
Lord of Locharrun (1980) (as by Jane Wilby)
Call of the Heathen (1980)
The Dawn Steals Softly (1980)
Payment in Full (1980)
Pagan Lover (1980)
Laird of Locharrun (1980)
Stormy Masquerade (1980)
Second Tomorrow (1980)
Man of the Outback (1980)
Desire (1981)
Enchantment (1981)
Man Without a Heart (1981)
Where Eagles Nest (1981)
Shadow of Apollo (1981)
The Tender Years (1982)
A Kiss and a Promise (1982)
Realm of the Pagans (1982)
Stardust (1982)
Strangers May Marry (1982)
To Buy a Memory (1982)
Fascination (1982)
South of Capricorn (1982)
Man Without Honour (1982)
Another Eden (1982)
The Dawn Is Golden (1983)
Devotion (1983)
Dreamtime (1983)
Love So Rare (1983)
Soft, Velvet Night (1983)
Spell of the Island (1983)
There Must be Showers (1983)
When Love Comes (1983)
Sweet Second Love (1984)
Destiny (1988)
A Touch of Romance (1988)
Pemberley Place (1997)
Legacy of Hate (1998)
The Night Is Ours (2005)
The Dead Can't Kill (2005)
The Autocrat of MelhurstEternal SummerPrecious WaifUnwary Heart
Beyond the Sweet WatersBy Fountains WildAn Eagle SwoopedGates of Steel
The Hawk and the DoveHeaven Is HighIsle of the RainbowsLove Hath an Island
When the Bough BreaksStars of SpringWings of NightWaves of Fire
South of MandrakiPetals DriftingDark Hills RisingThe Rebel Bride
The Plantation BossThere Came a TyrantWife for a PennyBeloved Rake
Enchanted DawnMaster of MoonrockThe Fair IslandA Thousand Stars
Dear PlutocratDear StrangerA Kiss from SatanBlue Hills of Sintra
After SundownStormy the WayWindward CrestHunter of the East
Boss of Bali CreekThe Black EagleUnwanted BrideThe Way of a Tyrant
Moon Without StarsFetters of HateStars Over SarawakNot Far from Heaven
Pride and PowerTwo of a KindWhere the South Wind BlowsJonty in love
Dangerous FriendshipSouth of the MoonSong of the WavesA Man to Be Feared
Sunset CloudHills of KalamataCall of the OutbackSatan and the Nymph
Fire Meets FireIsle at the Rainbow's EndMan of ImportanceHarbour of Love
Bitter HarvestSweet Is the WebIsle of DesireFly Beyond the Sunset
Beloved VagabondThe Shadow BetweenCall of the VeldUnder Moonglow
Moon DragonTo Tame a VixenFor Love of a PaganChateau in the Palms
Man of ConsequenceTemple of the DawnBride for a NightCoolibah Creek
A Rose from LuciferCall of the HeathenThe Dawn Steals SoftlyPayment in Full
Pagan LoverLaird of LocharrunStormy MasqueradeSecond Tomorrow
Man of the OutbackDesireEnchantmentMan Without a Heart
Where Eagles NestShadow of ApolloThe Tender YearsA Kiss and a Promise
Realm of the PagansStardustStrangers May MarryTo Buy a Memory
FascinationMan Without HonourAnother EdenThe Dawn Is Golden
DevotionDreamtimeLove So RareSoft, Velvet Night
Spell of the IslandThere Must be ShowersWhen Love ComesSweet Second Love
A Touch of RomancePemberley PlaceLegacy of HateThe Night Is Ours
The Dead Can't Kill
Unwary Heart / Beyond the Sweet Waters

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