Marion Chesney


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in Glasgow, Scotland, The United Kingdom
June 10, 1936

Died
December 30, 2019

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Marion Chesney Gibbons
aka: Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Charlotte Ward, M.C. Beaton, Sarah Chester.

Marion Chesney was born on 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department in John Smith & Sons Ltd. While bookselling, by chance, she got an offer from the Scottish Daily Mail to review variety shows and quickly rose to be their theatre critic. She left Smith’s to join Scottish Field magazine as a secretary in the advertising department, without any shorthand or typing, but quickly got the job of fashion editor instead. She then moved to the Scottish Daily Express where she reported mostly on crime. This was followed by a move to Fleet Street to the Daily Expr
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“may ask me anything.” “How long would it take to get a closed stove installed”
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“What is love?" she asked...
"It is a perpetual longing for someone that gets into your blood. That someone lives inside your head, haunting you, filling your soul with dreams-dreams that could well turn to tragedy were they never to be fulfilled," he reaplied...”
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