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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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Lucinda E. Clarke She had worked for this family for almost thirty years, they trusted her and made her part of the family, but all the workers had agreed their…moreShe had worked for this family for almost thirty years, they trusted her and made her part of the family, but all the workers had agreed their colonial oppressors must die. She smiled as she added the poison to the food, this was for the family next door, their worker could choose how they would kill her family. (less)
Lucinda E. Clarke Writing books is very different to writing for radio and TV. Fro radio you have to convey the story through dialogue and sound effects only - or in a…moreWriting books is very different to writing for radio and TV. Fro radio you have to convey the story through dialogue and sound effects only - or in a thought process. You can't write "he quietly crept down the stairs and removed the gun from his pocket" - the listeners can't see any of that! For TV again it is mostly dialogue and camera instructions to tell the story. 'Car drives towards camera - side shot of car hitting roadside stall - cut to John leaping out of the way - ' I've had to learn from scratch writing full-length novels and was plagued by the 'show don't tell' but I understand I do that as I include a lot of chat between characters. A lot of my writing was educational but I usually wrote it in the form of drama to make it more interesting. I'm now writing fiction as I've run out of memoir material! My Truth, Lies and Propaganda series covers the work I did in the media.(less)
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TRAVEL Now you probably think that DH (Dear Husband) and I go globetrotting all the time.  No, sadly that is not true at all. We manage to get away maybe once or twice a year. If I could, I’d be exploring new places at least 50% of the time. This week the last few pictures … Continue reading GOODBYE AND GLASSES Read more of this blog post »
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As soon as I find a book about Africa I have to read it. It’s the first I’ve tried by this author and I enjoyed it. Set in a part of SA I know well it took me back a few years. The storyline was good, although the information dump a
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A cleverly written book that made me both smile and cry. Based on a true story it features England in war time, both from the point of view of the soldier who went to fight a war in 1918 and the girl he left behind. The resea
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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.”
Lucinda E. Clarke, Walking Over Eggshells: Surviving Mental Abuse

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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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