Linda Davies

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With the publication of her debut novel, Nest of Vipers, a book that would become a celebrated international bestseller, Linda Davies launched a new genre and a new career. But long before the global book deals and stellar reviews in the New York Times, Linda was logging 80 hour work weeks as one of the first women investment bankers in the City of London. At nights and weekends, she’d squeeze in time working on her first novel.

Born in Scotland and raised in South Wales, Linda inhaled books as child and dreamed of becoming a writer. But she was the daughter of an economist and a homemaker, and therefore, raised to be practical. So she went into investment banking instead. For the next eight years she worked in the City of London where she
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"My 6th grade son and i listened to the audio because it is a Lone Star book. Even though the title has "Girl" in it, I think it appeals to both genders because the girl is far from a princess. She has a supporting character male friend. The book invo" Read more of this review »
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"I knew I would probably enjoy Longbow Girl, but I wasn’t expecting to fall utterly head over heels in love with it!

Longbow Girl is a tale of one young women in two different times. After losing her eye continuing her families heritage of producing lo" Read more of this review »
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"One of the coolest things about Longbow Girl is that while the events happen in present day, one character lives in an actual castle and another on a working farm; so it feels a bit like it is set in the past. A pretty groovy way of lending an authen" Read more of this review »
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“If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers.”
Ed Sullivan

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

“You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?”
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“The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed -- for lack of a better word -- is good.

Greed is right.

Greed works.

Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.

Greed, in all of its forms -- greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge -- has marked the upward surge of mankind.”
Gordon Gekko, Wallstreet 1987

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