Lady Jayne Ascot
LADY JAYNE ASCOT was born to the Peerage on the family estate in Sussex, England in 1961. She was younger than her brothers by a generation. This was not any sort of “surprise”, but was a sincere desire on the part of her Father’s third Wife’s (half his age) to bear children.
Her Father, Sir Edmund, was Equerry to HM King George VI before the coming of the War in 1939. At his own request, he was released to join the British Army. Having survived the evacuation of Dunkirk, France, he was sent to North Africa, where he was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry at El Alamein in 1942. Later acts of valor saw him awarded a KG in 1946.
Lady’s Jayne’s older siblings are each illustrious in their own ways (and from three different Mothers). Her oldest brother retired as an RAF Air Commodore. Her next oldest brother serves as Professor Emeritus of Interpretive Dance at Oxford. And her older sister, a stage actress, is considered one of the “Grande Dames” of Melbourne’s West End in Australia.
Jayne herself grew up with horses. The family farm remains to this day one of the largest breeders and suppliers of Army horses in Britain. Her Mother was a fabled Equestrienne, and served on the British Equestrian Team at both the Rome Olympics in 1960 and at Tokyo in 1964.
Lady Jayne is Doctor Lady Jayne, having earned her Undergraduate Degree in Romantic Literature & Erotica from Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Animal Husbandry from the University of Nottingham. Her thesis promulgates a programme to restore the long-extinct Quagga in Africa.
She was part of the Reserve British Equestrian Team both at the Seoul Olympics in1988, and at Barcelona in 1992. She currently resides with her third husband (a Veterinarian) on a large equestrian estate, where they rescue and breed Lusitano horses, amongst others.
LORD COWBOY is her first romance novel ...
by Lady Jayne Ascot
Published: February 9, 2015
An English war widow carries on a torrid love affair with an American Lightning Pilot in the epic summer of 1944.
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