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10 October 2014

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Dame Sally Markham

Dame Sally Markham

Dame Sally is mistress of the romantic bodice-ripper novel.

Grace with Dame Sally's poodle

In her huge country mansion, she reclines on her chaise longue and dictates her latest masterpiece d'amour to her secretary, Miss Grace. Miss Grace is a simply wonderful secretary - quite honestly, Dame Sally couldn't get by without her.

VIDEO: Watch Dame Sally at work »

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Dame Sally gets the muse

Dame Sally: '"Yes, I will marry you" cried Geraldine. "I will! I will!". The End. How many pages?

Miss Grace: Um, twelve.

Dame Sally: Oh. '"Do you know the Bible?" said Lord Harper. "No," said Geraldine. "I've never even heard of it." "Oh, it's really good. Let me read it to you," said Lord Harper. "Oh, OK then," said Geraldine. "Chapter One. Genesis. In the beginning God created heaven and earth..."' You'll find the rest of the Bible on the shelf, Miss Grace. Wake me up when you've finished.




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