Joan Lingard


Born
in Edinburgh, Scotland
January 15, 1932

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Joan Lingard was born in Edinburgh, in the Old Town, but grew up in Belfast where she lived until she was 18. She attended Strandtown Primary and then got a scholarship into Bloomfied Collegiate. She has three daughters and five grandchildren, and now lives in Edinburgh with her Canadian husband.

Lingard has written novels for both adults and children. She is probably most famous for the teenage-aimed Kevin and Sadie series, which have sold over one million copies and have been reprinted many times since.

Her first novel Liam's Daughter was an adult-orientated novel published in 1963. Her first children's novel was The Twelfth Day of July (the first of the five Kevin and Sadie books) in 1970.

Lingard received the prestigious West German award
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Across the Barricades (Kevi...

3.64 avg rating — 1,049 ratings — published 1973 — 14 editions
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The Twelfth Day of July (Ke...

4.03 avg rating — 682 ratings — published 1970 — 14 editions
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Into Exile (Kevin and Sadie...

4.03 avg rating — 335 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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A Proper Place (Kevin and S...

4.01 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 1975 — 6 editions
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Hostages to Fortune (Kevin ...

4.03 avg rating — 209 ratings — published 1976 — 6 editions
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Natasha's Will

3.57 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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The Eleventh Orphan (Elfie ...

4.08 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Tug of War

3.54 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1989 — 5 editions
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Tell the Moon to Come Out

3.69 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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The Clearance (Maggie, #1)

3.75 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1974 — 5 editions
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“Life is limited, but by writing, and reading, we can live in different worlds, get inside the skins and minds of other people, and, in this way, push out the boundaries of our own lifes.”
Joan Lingard

“Whoever had invented long division has a lot to answer for.”
Joan Lingard, The Chancery Lane Conspiracy

“Whatever happens we mustn't forget how to laugh”
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