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Linda MacDonald

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Linda MacDonald was born and brought up in Cockermouth, Cumbria. She was educated at the local grammar school and later at Goldsmiths’, University of London where she studied for a BA in psychology and then a PGCE in biology and science. She taught in a secondary school in Croydon for eleven years before taking some time out to write and paint. In 1990 she returned to teaching at a sixth form college in south-east London where she taught psychology. For over twenty-five years she was also a visiting tutor in the psychology department at Goldsmiths’. She has now given up teaching to focus fully on writing.

Her four published novels Meeting Lydia, A Meeting of a Different Kind, The Alone Alternative and The Man in the Needlecord Jacket can eac
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I am also working on the fourth novel of the Lydia series. It very much stands alone too and takes the story forward partly from Felicity's point of view, introducing two new main characters. The main theme is of the difficulty in letting go of long-term relationships, even when they are destructive or have run their course. It is at the copy editing stage and is expected to go to the publisher very soon and to be available sometime next year.(less)
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The Man in the Needlecord Jacket has completed a blog tour and has clearly resonated with readers. Almost all bloggers commented on how refreshing it was to read about the life and loves of older characters in believable situations. The examination of emotional betrayal was also found to be of significant interest and I'm hoping that this novel will highlight the pain and suffering that this ty... Read more of this blog post »
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Meeting Lydia by Linda  MacDonald
"Meeting Lydia was an absolute delight to read. It was such a refreshing change to read a book with a female central character who was in her middle years. This is an emotional read, which deals with 'grown up' and mature worries surrounding the ma..." Read more of this review »
Meeting Lydia by Linda  MacDonald
"This was a very believable, totally true to life story. I found Mary Ann incredibly easy to relate to, in part because some of her background and personality align with mine. I really enjoyed how realistic this book was and loved working through t..." Read more of this review »
Meeting Lydia by Linda  MacDonald
"My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A delightful and witty story. It gives the reader a honest glimpse into mind of a woman struggling with aging, marriage, and the emotions from her past as she reconnects with an old acquaintance from her school days...." Read more of this review »
Meeting Lydia by Linda  MacDonald
"In my review of The Man in the Needlecord Jacket I said that for a book to really impress me it needs to engage my emotions, win my heart, and move me – and it’s even better when it engages my brain a little too. This book did all that, and more –..." Read more of this review »
Meeting Lydia by Linda  MacDonald
" Thanks Hannah! Abridged audiobook due out in about a month. Voice actress Harriet Carmichael is the narrator and she really brings it to life. "
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“He went up to the globe and gave it a spin. It emitted a faint creak and moved about one inch, bringing into his purview a daddy long legs which had died on it in latitude 44.”
John Galsworthy
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
“No one has told Jon's wife that he and I were once in love, I suppose?"
Holly shook her head.
"I'd rather they didn't, then."
"of course not, my dear. I'll see to it. The child's nice, I think."
"Nice," said Fleur, "but not important.”
John Galsworthy
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“There isn't a man alive who doesn't have the potential to philander, given the right material to philander with." Taryn in A Meeting of a Different Kind
Linda MacDonald

“Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life's the other way round.”
David Lodge
tags: life

“To me, fair friend, you never shall be old,
For as you were when first your eye I ey'd
So seems your beauty still.”
William Shakespeare

“No one has told Jon's wife that he and I were once in love, I suppose?"
Holly shook her head.
"I'd rather they didn't, then."
"of course not, my dear. I'll see to it. The child's nice, I think."
"Nice," said Fleur, "but not important.”
John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga

“He went up to the globe and gave it a spin. It emitted a faint creak and moved about one inch, bringing into his purview a daddy long legs which had died on it in latitude 44.”
John Galsworthy




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