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Roberta Leigh obituary

8 January 2015 8:13 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Creator of children’s TV series such as Space Patrol and Torchy the Battery Boy, who also wrote romantic fiction for Mills & Boon

In 1950 Roberta Leigh, her outfit completed with a splendidly elegant hat adorned with black osprey feathers, arrived at the offices of the Hutchinson publishing house in South Kensington, London. The 23-year-old was there to sell her first novel. Using one of her father’s old ledgers, she had begun working on In Name Only, a tale of loveless marriage, as a teenager in 1941. She had noticed that the place where women clustered in her local library in Prestatyn, north Wales, was around the romantic fiction shelves. So she rang Collins the publishers, who, having confirmed that love sold, added that their rate for romance was £1 for 1,000 words.

Hutchinson made a slightly better offer, a straight fee of £75. But Leigh, who has died aged 87, declined the proposal. What »

- Nigel Fountain

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