Penny Vincenzi

British writer

Penelope Vincenzi (née Hannaford, 10 April 1939 – 25 February 2018) was a British novelist. She was born in Bournemouth, England.

She wrote 17 novels and 2 collections of stories.[1] Her sales by 2014 amounted to over 7 million copies.[2]

She started work for the Daily Mirror as a secretary, and after a year was working for Marjorie Proops, she knowing of her journalistic ambitions, let her help with research and small tasks.[3]

Vincenzi was also a fashion journalist, she worked for various publications, including the Daily Mirror and Vogue.[2]

Vincenzi died on 25 February 2018, aged 78.[4]


  1. Cowdrey, Katherine (26 February 2018). "'Beloved' author Penny Vincenzi dies". The Bookseller. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Penny Vincenzi: 'I never plot what will happen'". Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  3. "How We Met: Penny Vincenzi and Marjorie Proops". 12 December 1993. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  4. 'Beloved' author Penny Vincenzi dies