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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)
Gold Is the Sunrise (1971)
Waves of Fire (1971)
Petals Drifting (1971)
Dark Hills Rising (1971)
Follow a Shadow (1971)
The Rebel Bride (1971)
South of Mandraki (1971)
Stars of Spring (1971)
Wings of Night (1971)
There Came a Tyrant (1972)
The Plantation Boss (1972)
Dark Avenger (1972)
Enchanted Dawn (1972)
Wife for a Penny (1972)
Master of Moonrock (1972)
The Fair Island (1972)
A Thousand Stars (1972)
Beloved Rake (1972)
Dear Plutocrat (1973)
Dear Stranger (1973)
When the Clouds Part (1973)
Stormy the Way (1973)
Windward Crest (1973)
Boss of Bali Creek (1973)
The Black Eagle (1973)
Unwanted Bride (1973)
After Sundown (1973)
Blue Hills of Sintra (1973)
Hunter of the East (1973)
A Kiss from Satan (1973)
The Way of a Tyrant (1974)
Fetters of Hate (1974)
Stars Over Sarawak (1974)
Not Far from Heaven (1974)
Moon Without Stars (1974)
Pride and Power (1974)
Two of a Kind (1974)
Where the South Wind Blows (1975)
Autumn Twilight (1975)
Flame of Fate (1975)
Jonty in love (1975)
Reap the Whirlwind (1975)
South to Capricorn (1975)
Dangerous Friendship (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)
South of the Moon (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)
Fly Beyond the Sunset (1977)
Beloved Vagabond (1977)
The Shadow Between (1977)
Call of the Veld (1977)
Isle of Desire (1977)
Under Moonglow (1978)
Leaf in the Storm (1978)
Moon Dragon (1978)
Master of Forrestmead (1978)
To Tame a Vixen (1978)
Eleanor and the Marquis (1978) (as by Jane Wilby)
For Love of a Pagan (1978)
Bride for a Night (1979)
Coolibah Creek (1979)
A Rose from Lucifer (1979)
Chateau in the Palms (1979)
Man of Consequence (1979) (as by Jane Wilby)
Temple of the Dawn (1979)
Lord of Locharrun (1980) (as by Jane Wilby)
Call of the Heathen (1980)
Payment in Full (1980)
Pagan Lover (1980)
Laird of Locharrun (1980)
Stormy Masquerade (1980)
Second Tomorrow (1980)
Man of the Outback (1980)
The Dawn Steals Softly (1980)
Desire (1981)
Enchantment (1981)
Man Without a Heart (1981)
Where Eagles Nest (1981)
Shadow of Apollo (1981)
A Kiss and a Promise (1982)
Stardust (1982)
Fascination (1982)
Realm of the Pagans (1982)
Man Without Honour (1982)
Another Eden (1982)
The Tender Years (1982)
South of Capricorn (1982)
Strangers May Marry (1982)
To Buy a Memory (1982)
Devotion (1983)
Love So Rare (1983)
Soft, Velvet Night (1983)
There Must be Showers (1983)
When Love Comes (1983)
Spell of the Island (1983)
Dreamtime (1983)
The Dawn Is Golden (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 BreaksWaves of FirePetals DriftingDark Hills Rising
The Rebel BrideSouth of MandrakiStars of SpringWings of Night
There Came a TyrantThe Plantation BossEnchanted DawnWife for a Penny
Master of MoonrockThe Fair IslandA Thousand StarsBeloved Rake
Dear PlutocratDear StrangerStormy the WayWindward Crest
Boss of Bali CreekThe Black EagleUnwanted BrideAfter Sundown
Blue Hills of SintraHunter of the EastA Kiss from SatanThe Way of a Tyrant
Fetters of HateStars Over SarawakNot Far from HeavenMoon Without Stars
Pride and PowerTwo of a KindWhere the South Wind BlowsJonty in love
Dangerous FriendshipSong of the WavesA Man to Be FearedSunset Cloud
Hills of KalamataCall of the OutbackSatan and the NymphSouth of the Moon
Fire Meets FireIsle at the Rainbow's EndMan of ImportanceHarbour of Love
Bitter HarvestSweet Is the WebFly Beyond the SunsetBeloved Vagabond
The Shadow BetweenCall of the VeldIsle of DesireUnder Moonglow
Moon DragonTo Tame a VixenFor Love of a PaganBride for a Night
Coolibah CreekA Rose from LuciferChateau in the PalmsMan of Consequence
Temple of the DawnCall of the HeathenPayment in FullPagan Lover
Laird of LocharrunStormy MasqueradeSecond TomorrowMan of the Outback
The Dawn Steals SoftlyDesireEnchantmentMan Without a Heart
Where Eagles NestShadow of ApolloA Kiss and a PromiseStardust
FascinationRealm of the PagansMan Without HonourAnother Eden
The Tender YearsStrangers May MarryTo Buy a MemoryDevotion
Love So RareSoft, Velvet NightThere Must be ShowersWhen Love Comes
Spell of the IslandDreamtimeThe Dawn Is GoldenSweet 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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