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Publisher

Phone: +44 ** **** ****  HQ Phone
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Linda Gillard
39-41 North Road
London n7 9dp
United Kingdom

Company Description: The official website of Linda Gillard, author of Emotional Geology, A Lifetime Burning, Star Gazing, House of Silence and Untying the Knot
Background

Employment History

  • Freelance Journalist
  • Actress
    Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
  • Author
    Transita Ltd
  • The Book Club Forum

Education

  • Bristol University
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Web References
Biographical details of author Linda Gillard
www.lindagillard.co.uk, 1 Dec 2015 [cached]
Linda Gillard
Linda Gillard now lives in the Highlands, on the Black Isle. She has also lived on the Isle of Arran and spent six years on the Isle of Skye.
She graduated from Bristol University and trained as an actress at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. For eight years she pursued an acting career, the highlight of which was appearing on stage at the National Theatre with Geraldine McEwan, TV's Miss Marple. The lowlight was playing a fairy for four rainy months in an open-air production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Regent's Park.
Whilst under-employed at the National Theatre, Linda accidentally became a freelance journalist and wrote light-hearted articles for magazines, many based on her semi-self-sufficient "Good Life" in rural Cambridgeshire. For twelve years she had a humorous column in IDEAL HOME about family life. (Her children, now adult, are still trying to live it down.)
Linda ran her two careers concurrently for a while, then decided to give up acting to focus on journalism and raising a family. At the age of 40 she re-trained as a primary teacher and taught in Norfolk specialising in English and Art. She decided to re-think her career yet again after she was assaulted by a disturbed pupil.
The re-think entailed giving up teaching and downshifting to Skye, realising a long-held dream to move to the Highlands and write full-time. For six years Linda lived on a hillside overlooking the Cuillins, a mountain range featured in her first novel, EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY.
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Linda's seven novels are all available as ebooks and in paperback.
The Alliance of Independent Authors - Author Member
CONTACT DETAILS
Linda Gillard is available for readings, talks and workshops and has written Reading Group Guides for some of her books. (Email her if you'd like free copies.)
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Linda Gillard's Facebook page
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Linda Gillard pictured with her son, Ralph during her treatment for cancer.
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LINDA GILLARD: HEARTS AND CRAFTS AND INDEPENDENCE
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I've just finished EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY, the third of Linda Gillard's novels I've read and enjoyed - the others being HOUSE OF SILENCE and UNTYING THE KNOT.
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Linda writes about imperfection: her characters are always human and frequently haunted (in UNTYING THE KNOT literally so). Her writing veers from high comedy to pathos to tragedy and back again. Her stories are sustained by the beauty of the descriptions of the landscapes and by the vigour of the sparky dialogue. She is popular because women, grown-up women, are her focus - and grown-up women are looking for grown-up books which will engage them and satisfy them. Commentators on Facebook even weigh up which of her heroes, her imperfect yet chivalrous heroes, is their favourite.
EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY's Calum for me, by the way ...
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Linda Gillard - Home
Linda's Books
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www.lindagillard.co.uk, 1 Dec 2015 [cached]
Linda Gillard was a founder member.
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Official website for the Isle of Skye, the setting for Linda Gillard's third novel, STAR GAZING.
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Tourist information about the Hebridean islands, including North Uist, the setting for Linda Gillard's first novel, EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY.
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Linda Gillard - Home
Linda's Books
Transita World - Linda Gillard
www.transita.co.uk, 10 Sept 2015 [cached]
Click here to read an interview with Linda Gillard Transita World - Linda Gillard
This is an interview with Linda Gillard, author of Emotional Geology which is our featured title this month.
SpiderWriting Web Design examples - Linda Gillard
www.spiderwriting.co.uk, 29 June 2006 [cached]
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Web Design Examples - Linda Gillard
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Linda Gillard - Author Author Linda Gillard is a recently published author with Transita who needed a website built prior to the release of her second book. She wanted a site which featured the subject matter of her books while also reflecting her interests in texture, fabric, and photography.
I took the themes of Linda's first book, Emotional Geology, and using images of rocks, mountaineering equipment, and Linda's own quilts, I was able to create an attractive and evocative environment for Linda's own thoughts and writing.
Linda wanted to be able to update elements of the site herself so it was constructed as a database driven system using PHP and MySQL and incorporates a content management system controlling the text and images.
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Linda Gillard - Book Club Forum - Page 8
www.bookclubforum.co.uk, 24 June 2008 [cached]
Book Club Forum: Linda Gillard - Book Club Forum
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This post has been edited by Linda Gillard: 29 June 2008 - 08:46 AM
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Linda, it's been an absolute pleasure having you here, thank you for your time. :) Hopefully we've gotten some more people interested in your writing.. make sure you come along and tell us about your next book when it's released.
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No questions but just to say I've really enjoyed your books Linda, I'm currently a third way through Star Gazing (another page turner :)) I was hoping to have it finished by today but things like the footie and work have got in the way.
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I am looking forward to reading your books Linda. Thank you very much for talking to us.
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This post has been edited by Linda Gillard: 30 June 2008 - 09:42 PM
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Thank you very much Linda and on that happy note, we'll close. :)
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