Lindsey Davis





Lindsey Davis


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in Birmingham, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1949

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Lindsey Davis, historical novelist, was born in Birmingham, England in 1949. Having taken a degree in English literature at Oxford University (Lady Margaret Hall), she became a civil servant. She left the civil service after 13 years, and when a romantic novel she had written was runner up for the 1985 Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Prize, she decided to become a writer, writing at first romantic serials for the UK women's magazine Woman's Realm.

Her interest in history and archaeology led to her writing a historical novel about Vespasian and his lover Antonia Caenis (The Course of Honour), for which she couldn't find a publisher. She tried again, and her first novel featuring the Roman "detective", Marcus Didius Falco, The Silver Pigs, se
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The Silver Pigs (Marcus Did...

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“Never lend if you need repayment; never give where you want a return.”
Lindsey Davis, The Course of Honor

“Sometimes you run away by yourself purely so someone who cares will come to find you. Half the time nobody does. That's the tragedy of life.”
Lindsey Davis, The Ides of April

“I despise women who rely on men entirely for their own existence.”
Lindsey Davis, Enemies at Home

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