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Lydia Syson - Author

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.

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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.

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Reader ReviewedThat Burning Summer
Lydia Syson
One of our Books of the Year 2013 & October 2013 Book of the Month Set in the Second World War this is a moving and evocative story set...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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Reader ReviewedA World Between Us
Lydia Syson
Highly Commended for the Branford Boase Award 2013 and Longlisted for the 2013 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Packed full of passion – both political and of all other kinds – this is a harrowing, thrilling and romantic account of the...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2012
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