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Male Novelist Could Be First Man To Win Romantic Novel Award Since 1960

Posted at 7:19AM Monday 17 Feb 2014

For more than 50 years, female writers have won the top UK award for romantic fiction, and at first 2014 looked to be no different.

But all was not as it seemed. One of the 36 writers shortlisted by the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) for its Romantic Novel of the Year award, Jessica Blair, is in fact a pseudonym of Bill Spence, a 90-year-old war hero.

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