Anne Doughty 1939-2018

Death of Anne Doughty

Author Anne Doughty died at the age of 79 last Sunday. She was best known for her series of Irish historical novels centred around the Hamilton family, and had recently signed her first major publishing deal with Harper Collins. Mrs Doughty set many of her historical and romantic novels in her native county of Armagh. Mrs Doughty, a teacher by profession, moved to England in 1970 and returned to Belfast with husband Peter in 1988. It was her husband who encouraged her to pursue her dream of writing in the 1970s. However, it was not until 1997 that her first novel A Few Late Roses was published, which was long-listed for The Irish Times Literature Prize. She wrote several stand-alone novels but is best known for the 10 novels of the Hamilton family saga, covering more than two centuries of Ulster history. She was looking forward to the publication of The Girl from Galloway, which is set in Donegal and the 11th in the series. 

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A funeral service for Anne will be held on Friday at 2.30pm at Roselawn.

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