Elaine Ford, Creator Of Spare, Exact Novels, Dies At Seventy Eight

“In 1972 my mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness, and I had to come to terms with the fact that we’re all mortal,” Ms. Ford wrote.
“Every life is full of drama within,” Ms. Ford told The Maine Sunday Telegram in 1987.
“I compared her soup to her writing,” Ms. Quinn said.
“If I was going to be a writer I’d better get cracking, children or no.”PhotoShe and Mr. Bunker lived in Northern Ireland for a time before divorcing in 1976.
She had recently been working on a historical novel based on her family genealogy, which she had been researching extensively.

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