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Anne Rundle (née Lamb; 1920 – 1989) was a British author of more than 40 gothic and romance novels. She also used the pseudonyms of Joanne Marshall, Marianne Lamont, Alexandra Manners, Jeanne Sanders, and Georgianna Bell. She won the Netta Muskett Award for new writers, and is one of only a few authors to have won twice the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association.[1]

Anne Lamb Rundle
BornAnne Lamb
Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland, England, UK
Died1989 (aged 68–69)
Pen name
  • Joanne Marshall
  • Marianne Lamont
  • Alexandra Manners
  • Jeanne Sanders
  • Georgianna Bell
GenreGothic and romantic fiction
Notable awardsRoNA Award
SpouseEdwin Charles Rundle



Personal lifeEdit

Rundle was born in 1920[2] in Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland,[3] the daughter of Annie Sanderson and George Manners Lamb, a soldier.[4] She was educated at Army Schools, and attended Berwick High School for Girls.[3]

On 1 October 1949, she married Edwin Charles Rundle. They had one daughter, Anne, and two sons, James and Iain.[4] Anne Rundle died in 1989.

Career and worksEdit

She worked as civil servant on Newcastle-upon-Tyne from 1942 to 1950. When she published her first novel in 1967, she won the Netta Muskett Award for new writers. She won twice the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association for her novels Cat on a Broomstick (1970) and Flower of Silence (1971). In 1974, she was named Daughter of Mark Twain.[4]

Published booksEdit


  1. ^ Awards by the Romantic Novelists' Association, 5 August 2012
  2. ^ Crime Fiction IV: A Comprehensive Bibliography 1749–2000 by Allen J. Hubin, 5 August 2012
  3. ^ a b James Vinson; D. L. Kirkpatrick (1982), Twentieth-century romance and gothic writers, Gale Research, p. 898
  4. ^ a b c Robert Reginald; Douglas Menville; Mary A. Burgess (1979), Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Volumen 2, p. 1142
  5. ^ Joanne Marshall at FantasticFiction, 5 August 2012
  6. ^ Alexandra Manners at FantasticFiction, 5 August 2012

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