Provided; A young Dot Frank

On Sept. 16, the New York-based Doyle auction house will offer the Collection of Dorothea Benton Frank, a Charleston-born author who passed away last year.

Frank divided her time between Sullivan’s Island and Montclair, New Jersey, toward the end of her life. This auction will feature property from her Montclair home, decorated by New York interior designer Thomas Britt.

Bidders can peruse furniture, decorations and artwork and the desk where she wrote all 20 of her best-selling, Lowcountry-based novels.

You can access the auction online and virtually flip through the catalogue, too.

Frank, who was known to many as “Dottie” or “Dot,” set her novels in the Lowcountry, usually on or around Sullivan’s Island. Frank’s contemporary and fellow Lowcountry author Pat Conroy described her books as “funny, sexy and usually damp with sea water.”

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