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'The Cazalet Chronicles' author Elizabeth Jane Howard dies aged 90

FILE - This is June 29, 1965 file photo of novelist Kingsley Amis after his marriage to fellow novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard at Marylebone Register Office in London. Elizabeth Jane Howard, whose saga of a wealthy English family living in the shadow of war enchanted readers a generation ahead of "Downton Abbey," died Thursday Jan. 2, 2014, her friend and publicist Jacqui Graham said . She was 90. (AP Photo/PA, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE
January 02, 2014 - 3:23 PM

LONDON - Elizabeth Jane Howard, whose saga of an upper-class English family living in the shadow of war enchanted readers a generation ahead of "Downton Abbey," has died, her publicist says. She was 90.

Jacqui Graham said that Howard died Thursday at her home in Bungay, England. No details as to the cause of death were immediately available.

Howard's whirlwind life saw her write 15 novels, leave three marriages, model, act, broadcast, and more besides. Many of her books were critical successes, but she was best known for "The Cazalet Chronicles," which followed the tangled lives and loves of several generations of an aristocratic household in the run-up to World War II.

Funeral arrangements weren't immediately available. Howard is survived by Nicola, her daughter from her first marriage to Peter Scott.

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