Lyn Andrews

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Lyn Andrews (born 1944) is the nom de plume used by British novelist Lynda M. Andrews. Her stories centre mainly around Liverpool and Ireland.

Early life[edit]

Andrews was born and raised in the Liverpool suburb of Fazakerley,[1] She is the daughter of a hairdresser and a police officer. She was educated at the Convent of Notre-Dame at Everton Valley where she did not excel at English but had a passion for history and literature, eventually earning 5 O-levels.[2]

She then trained as short-hand typist at a well-rated commercial college in Colquitt Street. After graduating she became a secretary at the Lily Cups company in Aintree and married her husband[2] Robert, a policeman from Fazakerley.[1] At that time she was living in Fazakerley. Andrews remembers, "In those days I never did any writing at all. I didn't want to be a writer."[2]

She quit her job after about three years at Lily Cups when she became pregnant. Giving birth to triplets,[2] a daughter Helen and two sons Paul and Keith, she raised her family and started to publish novels.

Career[edit]

Currently Lyn is one of the top one hundred bestselling authors in the UK, reaching No. 1 on the Sunday Times paperback best-seller list. In 1993 she was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the year Award. To date she has written 31 original novels and is a popular novelist in the North of England.

Personal life[edit]

She now divides her time between Merseyside and Ireland where she has lived for several years.

Bibliography[edit]

  • The White Empress (1989)
  • The Sisters O'Donnell (1990)
  • Liverpool Lou (1991)
  • Ellan Vannin (1991)
  • The Leaving of Liverpool (1992)
  • Maggie May (1993)
  • Mist Over the Mersey (1994)
  • Mersey Blues (1995)
  • Liverpool Lamplight (1996)
  • Liverpool Songbird (1996)
  • From this day forth (1997)
  • Where the Mersey Flows (1997)
  • Angels of Mercy (1998)
  • When Tomorrow Dawns (1998)
  • The Ties That Bind (1999)
  • Take These Broken Wings (1999)
  • My Sister's Child (2000)
  • The House on Lonely Street (2001)
  • Love and a Promise (2002)
  • A Wing and a Prayer (2002)
  • When Daylight Comes (2003)
  • Across a Summer Sea (2003)
  • A Mother's Love (2004)
  • Every Mother's Son (2005)
  • Friends Forever (2005)
  • Far from Home (2006)
  • Days of Hope (2008)
  • A Daughter's Journey (2008)
  • A Secret in the Family (2009)
  • To Love and to Cherish (2010)
  • Beyond a Misty Shore (2011)

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