Constance Fecher Heavenaka Constance Fecher, Constance Heaven, Christina MerlinConstance Fecher was born on 6 August 1911 in Enfield, Middlesex, London, England, UK. She was educated at the Convent of Woodford Green, Essex from 1921 to 1928, when she went to study at Kings College London, where she obtained a Honours degree in English in 1931.
In 1931, she also graduated from London College of Music.In 5 November 1939, she married William Heaven, who died in 1958. She was an actress from 1939 to 1966.First published in 1963, she started writing historical novels with young protagonists under her maiden name Constance Fecher. From 1972, she signed her more romantic novels using her married name, Constance Heaven. She also used the pseudonym of Christina Merlin.In 1973, her novel The House of Kuragin was the Winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award, and years later she was elected the eleventh Chairman (1981-1983) of the Romantic Novelists Association.
Mrs. Heaven continued writing until her death in 1995.