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Patience Stout was born in Hillingdon and educated in Scotland and Colston’s Girls’ School in Bristol. On completion of her O levels, Patience’s family moved to Raasay in the Inner Hebrides. Having discovered that helping out on the family farm on a remote island off the Scottish mainland was not ideal for a seventeen year-old, she joined the army. Patience married four years later into an army family and raised two daughters. When the girls were away at boarding school, Patience trained to be a nurse, stepping into midwifery and health visiting.

Patience began making up children’s stories when she became a mother. Having retired to Cyprus, her grandchildren would visit for the summer holidays each year. The inspiration for this story came from those grandchildren and a holiday they took along the Nile in Egypt. The magic language in the book was a secret language that Stout used with her friends at school to pass messages the teachers couldn’t read. Toby’s initial impression of Aunt Emm is based on her childhood memories of a visit to her own elderly aunt when she was a young girl. To Free a Pharaoh is her debut children’s novel.

Always interested in the Orient, Patience travelled to India, China and the Middle East. In retirement, she enjoyed studying Indian history and the East India Company. Combining her experience of the Hebrides with her love of India and the 'John company', she wrote the historical novel Ropes of Sand.


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Ropes of Sand

Ropes of Sand

Patience Stout

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To Free a Pharaoh

To Free a Pharaoh

PM Stout

 

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