Susan Howatch





Susan Howatch

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in Leatherhead, Surrey, The United Kingdom
July 14, 1940

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Susan Howatch (b. 1940) is a British novelist who has penned bestselling mysteries, family sagas, and other novels. Howatch was born in Surrey, England. She began writing as a teen and published her first book when she moved to the United States in 1964. Howatch found global success first with her five sagas and then with her novels about the Church of England in the twentieth century. She has now returned to live in Surrey.


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Q: Which bombshell beauty was a two-time Golden Globe® winner, but only made an Oscar® appearance as a presenter in 1951?

A: Marilyn Monroe



This elusive screen goddess proved challenging to capture outside of the camera's frame. Anthony Summers interviewed more than 600 people in his efforts to chronicle the life and legacy of Marilyn Monroe for the biography Goddess: The Secret Lives of Mari... Read more of this blog post »
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“One wonders what would happen in a society in which there were no rules to break. Doubtless everyone would quickly die of boredom. ”
Susan Howatch

“The organist was almost at the end of the anthem’s long introduction, and as the crescendo increases the cathedral began to glitter before my eyes until I felt as if every stone in the building was vibrating in anticipation of the sweeping sword of sound from the Choir.

The note exploded in our midst, and at that moment I knew our creator had touched not only me but all of us, just as Harriet had touched that sculpture with a loving hand long ago, and in that touch I sensed the indestructible fidelity, the indescribable devotion and the inexhaustible energy of the creator as he shaped his creation, bringing life out of dead matter, wresting form continually from chaos. Nothing was ever lost, Harriet had said, and nothing was ever wasted because always, when the work was finally completed, every article of the created process, seen or unseen, kept or discarded, broken or mended – EVERYTHING was justified, glorified and redeemed.”
Susan Howatch

“...lonely, very lonely to have a past no one else can share.”
Susan Howatch, The Wheel of Fortune

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