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Linda Dobinson

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I was born in Croydon but grew up in Barbados; endless sunshine and never far from the beach. When I was seventeen we returned to England. The fast pace of London life was exciting, the shops fantastic but the cold - not good.
I love reading, writing poetry, baking cakes, shopping for handbags and shoes,F1, chocolate, cats, and watching too much TV - not necessarily in that order.
I started writing poetry when I was studying for a BA degree with The Open University. I have had poems in 'Decanto', 'Time Haiku', 'Poetic Licence', 'Candelabrum', 'krax' and 'Poetry Now' to name a few.
In 2016 I began writing children's books. My third book ''Mollie Mack, Private Detective'' is available on Amazon - www.amazon.co.uk/Molly-Private-Detect... My du
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From Friday 25th March - 3rd April, my new middle grade novel 'Mollie Mack, Private Detective' will be on tour.
Come along and join me on Twitter - @LindaDobinson27 or the blog tour organiser Rachel - @gilbster1000, and see what the bloggers have to say. Actually a few have posted reviews here on Goodreads already :)

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Sonnet (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 11, 2016 04:57AM
Description: poetry
Whispers (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 20, 2016 06:51AM
Description: poetry
Spring comes softly (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 14, 2016 03:59PM
Description: spring
Shadows (Poetry)
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Description: Things are not always what they seem.
Frozen (Poetry)
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Description: This poem is about me and my ex when we were happy.
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"This is very different to the usual genres I read and I must admit it was lovely to slip into something completely different. This is a book aimed at 10-18 years old (I am considerably older) but thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Oscar Wilde

“Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade since it consists principally of dealings with men.”
Joseph Conrad, Chance

“A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning.”
James Dickey

“Sir, I admit your general rule,
That every poet is a fool.
But you yourself may prove to show it,
Every fool is not a poet.”
Alexander Pope

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

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message 6: by Linda

Linda Dobinson Emma wrote: "Thank you for friend request, and taking time to look at my book. Sorry didn't reply sooner, my internet has been down."

Hi, Yeah I have problems with my internet connection frequently so I understand :)

How is your book doing, ? I am still writing - up and down, as you know I am sure :)


message 5: by Emma

Emma Dennis Thank you for friend request, and taking time to look at my book. Sorry didn't reply sooner, my internet has been down.


message 4: by Laura

Laura Crean Hello fellow Mirrored Voices poet - and from my old neck of the woods too! Nice to connect on here Linda


Alma Q Nice to meet you a bit more formally, Linda. :) I have not linked any other social media to this account as I am only active on GR - the slower pace of everything is much preferred, ha. Thank you for the friend invite!


message 2: by Keely

Keely Hey Linda, thank you for the friend request!
"I Haven't Lived At All" is available on paperback from Amazon, at the moment "The Beauty Of It All" is only available on kindle (again from amazon)
<3


Aria ・❥・Biblioaria ˚ · . Hello Linda! :)
How are you? Thanks for the friend request. I'm looking to forward to seeing your posts


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