Bio:Irene Maude Swatridge

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Irene Maude Mossop was born in 1904. As Irene Mossop she wrote many popular girls' stories. In 1934 she married Charles John Swatridge (1896-1964) and collaborated with him in writing romances such as Lady in the Mist under the pseudonym Theresa Charles. Other pseudonyms she used were Fay Chandos, Virginia Storm and Jan Tempest (The website "Fantastic Fiction" incorrectly lists Theresa Charles as a pseudonym for Jan Tempest). Charles himself wrote under the pseudonym "Leslie Lance" which was taken up by Irene after his death. Coupled with their literary output they ran a sheep farm in Devon. Irene died in 1988 at the age of 83.

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Reference: The Robert Mossop Family Genealogical web page.