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Lydia Syson is a fifth-generation North Londoner who now lives south of the river. She is working through her ambitions in a disorderly fashion. The publication of her first novel, A WORLD BETWEEN US, has taken a good few decades. During this time she went from being a BBC World Service radio listener in Botswana to a producer in London, and then became a non-medical doctor and mother of four.

She also wrote a biography of Britain's first fertility guru, DOCTOR OF LOVE: JAMES GRAHAM AND HIS CELESTIAL BED, learning a lot about enlightenment sex in the process.

Getting to Timbuktu is still on the 'to do' list - it's the subject of her PhD thesis - but it will have to be via Romney Marsh, where her next YA novel for Hot Key Books will be set. Bilingualism and Hollywood musical stardom are looking increasingly unlikely.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Lydia Syson

That Burning Summer by Lydia Syson
Reader Reviewed That Burning Summer
Lydia Syson
One of our Books of the Year 2013 Set in the Second World War this is a moving and evocative story set in the hot summer of 1940. Having been moved out of London to live with relatives in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2013
A World Between Us by Lydia Syson
Reader Reviewed A World Between Us
Lydia Syson
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2013. Packed full of passion – both political and of all other kinds – this is a harrowing, thrilling and romantic account...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2012

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