Annie S. Swan (1859 - 1943)
A prolific author of light romantic fiction, she wrote 197 novels and was immensely popular in her time though virtually unread today.
Born near Edinburgh, she spent part of her childhood at Templehall Farm and was later a frequent visitor to the village.
Some of her most popular novels were set locally.
It is a measure of her popularity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that houses around Coldingham still bear the names of her most famous titles viz. Carlowrie, Aldersyde, St Vedas, Orr’s Haven.