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Linda Gillard

Linda Gillard graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Drama and German and has had careers as an actress, journalist and teacher. She now writes full-time and lives on the Isle of Arran.

Linda’s first novel, Emotional Geology (Transita), set on the Hebridean island of North Uist, was short-listed for the 2006 Waverton Good Read Award. A Lifetime Burning was published by Transita in 2006. Star Gazing, (set partly on the Isle of Skye where Linda lived for seven years) was published in 2008 by Piatkus and was short-listed for The Romantic Novel of the Year 2009 and the Robin Jenkins Literary Award, the UK’s first environmental book award. In 2010 Star Gazing topped Woman’s Weekly’s reader poll for “Favourite Romantic Novel 1960-2010”.

“Linda Gillard is an original and versatile author. Always challenging, I never know what to expect from her novels – except a gripping investigation of the twists of human life and love. All this, and heroes to die for.” Gillian Philip, author of Bad Faith and Firebrand.

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