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Leila Antionette Sterling Mackinlay wrote as Leila S. Mackinlay, Leila Mackinlay and under the pseudonym Brenda Grey.

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Leila Antionette Sterling Mackinlay was born on 5 September 1910 in London, England, UK. She was the daugther of the musician and writer Malcolm Sterling Mackinlay and granddaugther of the popular vocalist Antoinette Sterling. She attended Camden School before obtained a diploma in English Literature at London University in 1950. She also was trained as a singer and actress. She worked as teacher of Ordinary Level English Literature.

As Leila S. Mackinlay and later Leila Mackinlay, she wrote romance novels from 1930 to 1979, she also used the pseudonym of Brenda Grey. Some of her novels are based in real people like, Madame Vestris, Lola Montez or Jane Elizabeth Digby, she also wrote Musical Productions, a musical book.

Elected the seventh Chairman (1973-1975) of the Romantic Novelists' Association, she passed away on 13 April 1996 in Camden Town.
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Leila Antionette Sterling Mackinlay wrote as Leila S. Mackinlay, Leila Mackinlay and under the pseudonym Brenda Grey.

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