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Linda Gillard 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 sharing a table in The National Theatre canteen with Sir Michael Gambon. (The lowlight was playing a fairy for four rainy months in an open-air production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in London’s Regent’s Park).

Whilst under-employed at the National Theatre, Linda accidentally became a successful freelance journalist and wrote many articles based on her self-sufficient “Good Life” in rural Cambridgeshire. For twelve years she had a humorous column in Ideal Home. Linda ran her two careers concurrently for a while, then decided to give up acting to raise a family and write from home. Twelve years later she re-trained as a primary teacher and taught in Norfolk specialising in English and Art.

A further rethink entailed giving up teaching and downshifting to the Isle of Skye, realising a long-held dream to move to a Scottish island and write full-time.

If you like Linda Gillard you might also like to read books by Harriet Evans, Jodi Picoult and Anita Shreve.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Linda Gillard

Star Gazing by Linda Gillard
Star Gazing
Linda Gillard
Voted the 'Best Romantic Novel written in the last 50 Years' by Woman's Weekly in association with the Romantic Novelists' Association. Shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year 2009. A shamelessly romantic tale of a blind...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/05/2008
A Lifetime Burning by Linda Gillard
A Lifetime Burning
Linda Gillard
An absolute page-turner! I could not put this book down and read it over a weekend. It is a haunting and disturbing exploration of the meaning of love within a close-knit family, the Dunbars. Flora, a twin, never feels she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2006

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