Linda Newbery

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Linda Iris Newbery (born 12 August 1952)[1] is a British writer known best for young-adult fiction—where she entered the market, although she has broadened her range to encompass all ages. She published her first novel Run with the Hare in 1988,[2] while still working as an English teacher[clarification needed] in a comprehensive school.

Linda is a regular tutor for the Arvon Foundation and is a member of the Society of Authors and the Scattered Authors' Society.[3]


Linda Newbery was born in Romford, Essex,[1] spent most of her childhood in Epping, and attended a grammar school in nearby Loughton.[4] As a child she kept her writing a secret, having been told by a headteacher that writing was "not a proper job", yet she filled several exercise books with her stories. As a young adult,[clarification needed] she also experimented with writing poetry.[5] She taught English in secondary schools while working on her novels, becoming a full-time writer in 2000.

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  1. ^ a b Linda Newbery at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Retrieved 8 September 2013. Select a title to see its linked publication history and general information. Select a particular edition (title) for more data at that level, such as a front cover image or linked contents.
  2. ^ "Author Profile of Linda Newbery". The Word Pool ( n.d. Retrieved 10 August 2011.  Questionnaire completed by Newbery in writing "several years ago", per the Author Profiles directory.
  3. ^ "What is the Scattered Authors' Society?". Scattered Authors' Society: The 'other' SAS ( Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "ACHUKA's Special Guest #24 ~ Linda Newbery". Children's Books UK. ACHUKAbooks ( Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  5. ^ [1]. BBC.[dead link]

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