|Netta Rachel Hill Muskett|
|Born|| Netta Rachel Hill|
Sevenoaks, Kent, England
|Died|| 29 May 1963 (aged 75–76)|
|Pen name|| Netta Muskett,|
|Spouse||Henry Wallace Muskett|
|Children|| 1 son|
Netta Muskett (1887 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England – 29 May 1963 in Putney) was a British writer of more than 60 romance novels from 1927 to 1963, she also wrote under the pseudonym Anne Hill.Her novels are translated to several languages, including: Spanish, French, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish and Danish.
Sevenoaks is a town and civil parish with a population of 29,506 situated south-east of London in western Kent, England. The population of the parish had reduced to 20,409 at the 2011 Census. It is served by a commuter main line railway into London. Sevenoaks is 21 miles (34 km) from Charing Cross, the traditional centre of London. It is the principal town of the Sevenoaks district, followed by Swanley and Edenbridge.
Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties. It borders Greater London to the north-west, Surrey to the west and East Sussex to the south-west. The county also shares borders with Essex along the estuary of the River Thames, and with the French department of Pas-de-Calais through the Channel Tunnel. The county town is Maidstone.
Putney is a district in south-west London, England in the London Borough of Wandsworth. It is centred 6.1 miles (9.8 km) south-west of Charing Cross. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.
Netta Muskett was co-founded and vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association,that created in her honour the Netta Muskett Award for new writers, now called the RNA New Writers Scheme.
The Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) is the professional body that represents authors of romantic fiction in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1960 by Denise Robins, Barbara Cartland, Vivian Stuart, and other authors including Elizabeth Goudge, Netta Muskett, Catherine Cookson, Rosamunde Pilcher and Lucilla Andrews.
Netta Rachel Hill was born on 1887 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK. She was educated at Kent College, Folkestone, before became teacher of Mathematics.
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During the World War I, she joined the Voluntary Aid Detachment, and drove an ambulance in France. In 1916, her brother, member of the Imperial Camel Corp, was killed in Egypt.
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After the war, she worked as secretary of Lord George Riddell, 1st Baron Riddell, owner and Managing Director of the News of the World. In 1925, she married the widower Henry Wallace Muskett (1886–1953), who had three children from his first marriage, and they had a son, Peter Muskett, who married Judith; they had two children: Sarah-Jane and Jamie.
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During the World War II, she again served with the V.A.D where she taught handicrafts in British and American hospitals.
She died on 29 May 1963 in Putney.
She started publishing on 1927, and she continued writing until the day of her death, and her last novel, Cloudbreak, was published posthumously. In 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her death, her family started to published her novels as ebook through Amazon Kindle.
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