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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 ea
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Linda MacDonald Think 'North Pole'. One step at a time and you'll get there, no matter how long it takes. Turn off the TV and social media distractions and set out to…moreThink 'North Pole'. One step at a time and you'll get there, no matter how long it takes. Turn off the TV and social media distractions and set out to write 100 words. Chances are you'll write at least 100 more.(less)
Linda MacDonald Meeting Lydia has been turned into an abridged audiobook. Produced by Essential Music and narrated by the talented voice actress Harriet Carmichael, i…moreMeeting Lydia has been turned into an abridged audiobook. Produced by Essential Music and narrated by the talented voice actress Harriet Carmichael, it is expected to be released by the end of November 2016.

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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Meeting Lydia (Lydia, #1)

3.94 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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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 type Read more of this blog post »
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Meeting Lydia A Meeting of a Different Kind The Alone Alternative
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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.”
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.”
Galsworthy John, 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.”
Galsworthy John




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