When Karen was travelling on the night train to Edinburgh only half-recovered from pneumonia, she was lucky to have Iain Mackenzie swoop in. Taking her to his home in the Highlands, Craigie House, he cared for her and eventually asked her to marry him. Karen couldn’t quite believe that Iain truly wanted her, and the appearance of his stunning former love, Fiona Barrington, did not exactly help put her mind at ease… The memorable 20th-century love tale set in romantic Scotland was written by Susan Barrie, a pseudonym of the English romance writer Ida Pollock.
A must-read for fans of literary romance and surprising twists of fate.
Susan Barrie is a pseudonym of Ida Pollock (1908 — 2013), a highly successful British writer of over 125 romance novels translated into numerous languages and published across the world. Ida Pollock has sold millions of copies over her 90-year career.
Pollock began writing when she was 10 years old. Ida has travelled widely, living in several different countries. She continues to be popular amongst both her devoted fan base and new readers alike. Pollock has been referred to as the “world's oldest novelist” who was still active at 105 and continued writing until her death.
On the occasion of her 105th birthday, Pollock was appointed honorary vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association, having been one of its founding members.
Ida Pollock wrote in a wide variety of pseudonyms: Joan M. Allen, Susan Barrie, Pamela Kent, Averil Ives, Anita Charles, Barbara Rowan, Jane Beaufort, Rose Burghley, Mary Whistler and Marguerite Bell.