The d'Urberville Inheritance
Weatherbury Farm
A Claim to Kin

Patricia Dolling-Mann

Patricia on her Graden
Patricia on her Graden

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Patricia
Patricia

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The Author turned Wife (Husband is interview voice)
The Author turned Wife (Husband is interview voice)

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Patricia on her Graden
Patricia on her Graden

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Patricia Dolling-Mann was born in Northampton, England and spent a large part of her working life as a registered nurse. Whilst nursing and bringing up a family she took various writing courses and then gained an honours degree in English Literature and History with the Open University Early retirement from the nursing profession has given her time to fulfil her lifelong ambition to write.

A passion for Victorian life and times and the writer Thomas Hardy prompted her and her husband to move to Dorset. “A Claim to Kin” is the first of a series called “The Wessex Chronicles” using the locations and names of Thomas Hardy. Although now living in a leafy suburb in the South East of England, a large library of Hardy-related works keeps her in touch with her beloved Wessex.

 The author has two grown-up daughters and three grandsons. She loves visiting historic buildings and gardens and has a fascination for genealogy. Her love of music includes classical and folk. She is now writing a follow on to “Weatherbury Farm”, another Wessex Chronicle.