Lucinda E. Clarke

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Lucinda E Clarke

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Born in Dublin, matured in England, wanted to follow grandfather into Fleet Street, family not wildly enthusiastic - unfeminine, unreliable and dangerous. Went to dockland Liverpool - safe, respectable and pensionable. Returned south with teaching qualifications, extremely good at self defence. Went crofting in Scotland, bred Cairn Terriers among other things. Moved to Kenya with 7 week old daughter, abandoned in the bush. On to Libya, surviving riots, public hangings, imprisoned husband and eventual deportation. Queued with the unemployed millions in UK. Moved to Botswana - still teaching - opened and ran the worst riding school in the world,- with ‘How to...’ book in hand.
Moved south to South Africa taught for four years, then in 1986 be
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“There is nothing anyone can do to change a person with this personality disorder, mainly because they do not see any wrong in what they do or say. It is the rest of the world that is at fault and you cannot persuade them differently.”
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Lucinda Clarke HELENE wrote: "BOOK REVIEWS:
Thanks for accepting my friend-vite. I am a novice author wishing to increase my book sales by increasing book reviews. Kindly refer to the URL link on my profile page for a better un..."

Helene, if you check out my website https://lucindaeclarkeauthor.com you will find my email address there and I will wait to see what you send me in January. At present I cannot review on Amazon only on Goodreads. I do review honestly and fairly.


Lucinda Clarke Hi, is this where I introduce myself? I have been a professional writer for over 30 years, but for radio and TV and adverts, and Mayoral speeches and magazines and newspapers and news and educational books and just about everything else you can think of. Now I have retired I have really begun to write - books! I self published last July, my memoir, which sounds dry and dusty, but it is really a sad and a fun read 'Walking over Eggshells.' It tells of my abusive childhood, followed by my adventures in Africa and Libya. I am just completing my second book, a pure adventure story, also set in Africa. After living there for over 30 years I'm writing about what I know as they always advise you! Hope to chat to other people who've had a difficult childhood, or happy to give advice based on my experiences.


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