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Linda Green - Author

About the Author

Linda Green wrote her first novella at age nine. Unfortunately the pony-based, time-travel thriller genre never took off. She did, however, go on to become an award-winning journalist and has written for the Guardian, the Independent on Sunday and The Big Issue. Linda lives in West Yorkshire, is married to a sports photographer for a national newspaper and has a six-year-old son.

Featured books by Linda Green

The Marriage Mender

The Marriage Mender

Author: Linda Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Alison is a marriage mender. Her job is to help couples who fear they have reached the end of the line. But the trouble with spending your time sorting out other people's problems is that you tend to take your eye off your own. Even when her husband's ex Lydia arrives on the doorstep demanding to see her son, Alison thinks she can handle it. But what Alison doesn't realise is that Lydia is the one person who has the ability to destroy their happy family. And sometimes the cracks can run so deep that even a marriage mender can't repair them.

The Mummyfesto

The Mummyfesto

Author: Linda Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2013

Sam's youngest son has an incurable disease, Jackie is desperate for another child and her mum is struggling with Alzheimers, Anna's teenagers - and marriage - are in danger of going off the rails. But sometimes the craziest ideas turn out to be the best. And just think what they could do if they got to run the country...

Other books by Linda Green

I Did a Bad Thing

I Did a Bad Thing

Author: Linda Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

'Utterly compulsive' Amazon reviewer. From the #1 bestselling author of While My Eyes Were Closed. Sarah Roberts used to be good. Then she did something bad. Very bad. Now, years later, she's living a good life. She works as a local newspaper reporter and lives with her saintly boyfriend Jonathan. She has no reason to think her guilty past will ever catch up with her. Until Nick, the man she was prepared to risk everything for, walks back into her life. And suddenly, what's good and bad aren't so clear to Sarah any more . . .

Things I Wish I'd Known

Things I Wish I'd Known

Author: Linda Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

'A really emotional twist which I was in no way expecting!' Amazon reader. From the bestselling author of While My Eyes Were Closed comes a poignant novel about what could have been... What happens when you meet your idol in real life? When Claire Cooper was fifteen she met her idol, Andy Pailes, and dreamt she'd end up with him forever. She was wrong. Twenty years later, she realises how far removed her life is from the one she'd imagined. Divorced, stuck in a dead-end job and dating the wrong man, she decides it's time to put her life back on track. But what really happened between Claire and Andy all those years ago? And is meeting him again the way to make her dreams come true... or will it end up being a terrible mistake?

And Then It Happened

And Then It Happened

Author: Linda Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2018

'Kept me hooked for hours!' Amazon reviewer. From the bestselling author of While My Eyes Were Closed, comes a heartbreaking story of love against all odds. How would you feel if the only man you'd ever loved was taken away from you? And imagine how he'd feel if he hadn't really been taken away at all - but couldn't find a way to let you know... Mel Taylor was thirteen years old when she found Adam. Twenty years on, they are still blissfully in love. She has everything she ever wished for. But Mel's happiness is spoilt by a secret from their past and a niggling fear that her good fortune can't last forever. Despite her husband Adam's efforts to reassure her that nothing bad is going to happen, Mel can't shake the feeling that good things can't last forever. But what she isn't expecting, is something so terrible that their lives will be changed forever . . .

Joyful Streets Ten Years of Handmade Parade

Joyful Streets Ten Years of Handmade Parade

Author: Linda Green, Andrew Kim, John Fox, Mike Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2017

Linda Green Collection

Linda Green Collection

Author: Linda Green Format: eBook Release Date: 23/11/2017

From the no 1 bestseller of While My Eyes Were Closed comes four Linda Green novels brought together for the very first time!AND THEN IT HAPPENEDHow would you feel if the only man you'd ever loved was taken away from you? And imagine how he'd feel if he hadn't really been taken away at all - but couldn't find a way to let you know... Mel Taylor was thirteen years old when she found Adam. Twenty years on, they are still blissfully in love. But Mel can't shake the feeling that good things can't last forever. But what she isn't expecting, is something so terrible that their lives will be changed forever...I DID A BAD THINGSarah Roberts used to be good. Then she did something bad. Very bad. Now, years later, she's living a good life. She works as a local newspaper reporter and lives with her saintly boyfriend Jonathan. She has no reason to think her guilty past will ever catch up with her. Until Nick, the man she was prepared to risk everything for, walks back into her life. And suddenly, what's good and bad aren't so clear to Sarah any more...THINGS I WISH I'D KNOWNWhen Claire discovers the '20 Years From Now' list she wrote as a teenager, she realises how far removed her life is from the one she'd imagined. Divorced, stuck in a dead-end job and dating a man who is desperate to settle down to a future she doesn't want, she decides it's time to put her life back on track. TEN REASONS NOT TO FALL IN LOVEJo Gilroy gave her heart away once. She won't be making the same mistake again. But then along comes enigmatic children's entertainer Dan Brady, who is a huge hit with Alfie. Just as she wonders if she can risk opening her heart again, dark secrets from Dan's past emerge and Jo discovers that he has his own reasons not to fall in love. Reasons that now threaten to tear their happiness apart...

After I've Gone

After I've Gone

Author: Linda Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

'Enjoyable, original and intriguing' B A Paris, bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors. An emotional new psychological thriller from the #1 bestselling author of While My Eyes Were Closed. You have 18 months left to live . . . On a wet Monday in January, Jess Mount checks Facebook and discovers her timeline appears to have skipped forward 18 months, to a day when shocked family and friends are posting heartbreaking tributes to her following her death in an accident. Jess is left scared and confused: is she the target of a cruel online prank or is this a terrifying glimpse of her true fate? Amongst the posts are photos of a gorgeous son she has not yet conceived. But when new posts suggest her death was deliberate, Jess realises that if she changes the future to save her own life, the baby boy she has fallen in love with may never exist.

After I've Gone

After I've Gone

Author: Linda Green Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 18/06/2017

Jess Mount receives the devastating news that she has 18 months left to live. She doesn't hear it from a doctor, though. She sees it on Facebook when friends begin posting tributes to her. She also finds photos of a baby son she hasn't yet conceived. But then a friend claims that Jess was murdered, and she wonders who she can trust. With time running out, dare Jess risk the life of the baby she has fallen in love with?

While My Eyes Were Closed

While My Eyes Were Closed

Author: Linda Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

THE #1 BESTSELLER: a nail-biting psychological drama for fans of Liane Moriarty and CL Taylor. One, two, three . . . Lisa Dale shuts her eyes and counts to one hundred during a game of hide-and-seek. When she opens them, her four-year-old daughter Ella is gone. Disappeared without a trace. The police, the media and Lisa's family all think they know who snatched Ella. But what if the person who took her isn't a stranger? What if they are convinced they are doing the right thing? And what if Lisa's little girl is in danger of disappearing forever?

The Marriage Mender

The Marriage Mender

Author: Linda Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Alison is a marriage mender. Her job is to help couples who fear they have reached the end of the line. But the trouble with spending your time sorting out other people's problems is that you tend to take your eye off your own. Even when her husband's ex Lydia arrives on the doorstep demanding to see her son, Alison thinks she can handle it. But what Alison doesn't realise is that Lydia is the one person who has the ability to destroy their happy family. And sometimes the cracks can run so deep that even a marriage mender can't repair them.

Fear as a Way of Life Mayan Widows in Rural Guatemala

Fear as a Way of Life Mayan Widows in Rural Guatemala

Author: Linda Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/1999

Between the late 1970s and the mid-1980s, the people of Guatemala were subjected to a state-sponsored campaign of political violence and repression designed to not only defeat a left-wing, revolutionary insurgency but also destroy Mayan communities and culture. The Mayan Indians in the western highlands were labeled by the government as revolutionary sympathizers, and many Mayan women lost husbands, sons, and other family members who were brutally murdered or who simply disappeared. Based on years of field research conducted in the rural highlands, Fear as a Way of Life traces the intricate links between the recent political violence and repression and the long-term systemic violence connected with class inequalities and gender and ethnic oppression--the violence of everyday life.

Fear as a Way of Life Mayan Widows in Rural Guatemala

Fear as a Way of Life Mayan Widows in Rural Guatemala

Author: Linda Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/1999

Between the late 1970s and the mid-1980s, the people of Guatemala were subjected to a state-sponsored campaign of political violence and repression designed to not only defeat a left-wing, revolutionary insurgency but also destroy Mayan communities and culture. The Mayan Indians in the western highlands were labeled by the government as revolutionary sympathizers, and many Mayan women lost husbands, sons, and other family members who were brutally murdered or who simply disappeared. Based on years of field research conducted in the rural highlands, Fear as a Way of Life traces the intricate links between the recent political violence and repression and the long-term systemic violence connected with class inequalities and gender and ethnic oppression--the violence of everyday life.

Art 7-11 Developing Primary Teaching Skills

Art 7-11 Developing Primary Teaching Skills

Author: Linda Green, Robin Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/1997

Aimed at non-specialist primary teachers, this book offers support for the two attainment targets of the national cuuriculum in art: investigating and making, and knowledge and understanding. It uses examples and materials to explore various areas of children's development in art making and understanding, and also aims to equip teachers with strategies for developing their own understanding and appreciation of the subject. Units included cover such areas as: * children's motivation to make art * developing co-operative work with artists in schools * learning about art from other cultures * learning about art from different historical periods * 2D and 3D art * assessing children's art