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Linda Dielemans

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I've been writing stories since I was twelve years old, but it was studying archaeology, especially prehistory, that really sparked my creativity. Working on excavations allows me to touch (pre)history in a very direct way, but to fit the pieces of the puzzle together, to reconstruct the missing parts of people's long-forgotten lives is something I love just as much. This inspired me to write my prehistoric children's novels, and I'm not done writing yet. The past is a far too mysterious and magical place to ever stop exploring!

Note on reviews and ratings: I love to write, but I also love to read. When I rate or review a book, I explicitly do so as a reader, not as a writer judging my colleagues. It's not for me to say what's 'good' or 'bad
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Linda Dielemans To (for a time at least) get to live in worlds you've created by yourself and to see how your characters develop and take on a life of their own. Also…moreTo (for a time at least) get to live in worlds you've created by yourself and to see how your characters develop and take on a life of their own. Also to know that the thousands of people who've read your books have lived in those worlds as well, and imagine all sorts of things about it you would never have thought of yourself. True magic...(less)
Linda Dielemans Right now I'm working on a new non-fiction book on the lost world underneath the North Sea's waves: Doggerland. Not many people know it exists, but th…moreRight now I'm working on a new non-fiction book on the lost world underneath the North Sea's waves: Doggerland. Not many people know it exists, but there's a wonderful story to be told, spanning about a million years! The book will be a companion to the exciting new Doggerland exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden that opens April 2021.(less)
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Zomerwoud

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Het lied van de vreemdeling

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Het meisje van Egtved

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An extensive, up-to-date, well-researched, well-written overview of Neanderthal research so far (an incredible feat by the way!), spiced with a a few dashes of careful, imaginative interpretation, plus lots of personality and passion! It's good. It's ...more
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Jonathan Gottschall
“We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.”
Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

Rudyard Kipling
“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”
Rudyard Kipling, The Collected Works

Haruki Murakami
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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