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Elizabeth George

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Susan Elizabeth George is an American author of mystery novels set in Great Britain. Eleven of her novels, featuring her character Inspector Lynley, have been adapted for television by the BBC as The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.

She was born in Warren, Ohio, but moved to the San Francisco Bay Area when she was eighteen months old. She was a student of English, receiving a teaching certificate. While teaching English in the public school system, she completed an advanced degree in psychology.

Her first published novel was A Great Deliverance in 1988, featuring Thomas Lynley, Lord Asherton, a Scotland Yard inspector of nob
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Elizabeth George Read fiction as much as possible and always read up, choosing people who are better than you are. A lot of learning to write is osmotic. The exposure…moreRead fiction as much as possible and always read up, choosing people who are better than you are. A lot of learning to write is osmotic. The exposure to hundreds and hundreds of books can do more for someone than lifelong membership in a critique group.(less)
Elizabeth George Currently, I'm reading the proof pages for A Banquet of Consequences (Lynley #19) and I'm doing the round draft for the fourth YA novel (The Edge of…moreCurrently, I'm reading the proof pages for A Banquet of Consequences (Lynley #19) and I'm doing the round draft for the fourth YA novel (The Edge of the Light).(less)
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“He had never thought of himself as much of a praying man, but as he sat in the car in the growing darkness and the minutes passed, he knew what it was to pray. It was to will goodness out of evil, hope out of despair, life out of death. It was to will dreams into existence and spectres into reality. It was to will an end to anguish and a beginning to joy.”
Elizabeth George, A Great Deliverance

“Of all my children, you were always the hardest on yourself. You were always looking for the right way to behave, so concerned you might make a mistake. But, darling, there are no mistakes. There are only our wishes, our actions, and the consequences that follow both. There are only events, how we cope with them, and what we learn from the coping."

"That's too easy," he said.

"On the contrary. It's monumentally difficult.”
Elizabeth George, With No One as Witness

“Everything in our lives," she said quietly, "leads to everything else in our lives. So a moment in the present has a reference point, both in the past and in the future. I want you to know that you--as you are right now and as you ever will be--are fully enough for this moment . . . ”
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