Listening to Lynne read at our book club meeting made me feel like I was back in the time and place of the book! An excellent discussion followed, facilitated by Lynne. It was such an enjoyable evening.
- Carolyn Harrison
Lynne Golding has great presentation skills. She is clear, articulate, passionate about her subject and welcomes questions and feedback. I marked students’ presentations over the years and I would definitely give her an A +.
- Cathy Robertson
Deborah Unit, United Church Women,
St. Paul's United Church
We invited Lynne to share her thoughts to a large group of women lawyers about how one can pursue a passion for writing while also being a full time legal professional. Throughout her presentation, the group was impressed with her dedication and determination and loved her reading from her own writing. She not only amazed the group, she left us all determined to find our own passion!
- Alix Herber
Ontario Women's Network
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
Lynne presented her book, “Beneath the Alders” here in our library and the talk was both engaging and entertaining. The audience was drawn in and could envision themselves as the characters, living in the time period. I would highly recommend attending a talk by Lynne Golding!
- Cathy Fairbairn
Lake of Bays Township Public Library
Lynne is a frequent speaker on the law, politics, women in society and the health sector. In writing The Innocent and the Beneath The Alders series, Lynne has gained insight into what life was like in Brampton and Canada in the early decades of the 20th Century.
Recent Speaking Engagements and Public Appearances
Third Age Learning (TAYR) –York Region
ZOOM Meeting 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
May 17, 2021
Brampton Historical Society
ZOOM Meeting - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
May 20, 2021
The Round Table Talk Show with Ask Sharifah
ZOOM - 10:45 am to 12:00 pm
May 25, 2021
Rotary Club of Brampton Heart Lake
Topic: Historical roots of Brampton, as set out in The Innocent
June 10, 2021
Zoom Meeting at 2:00 pm
July 6, 2021
Muskoka Chautauqua Summer Festival - 2021 Muskoka Authors Panel (live)
Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
August 12, 2021
Brampton Probus Flowertown Club
Location: ZOOM Meeting starting to 10:00 am
September 1, 2021
Women’s Probus Club of Brampton
Century Gardens, 340 Vodden St. E., Brampton
Location: ZOOM meeting Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
September 21, 2021
Brampton Library – Adult Book Club
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
October 21 2021
Upcoming Speaking Engagements and Public Appearances
Richmond Hill Public Library
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Date: January 13, 2022
East York Probus Club
Time: 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
February 16, 2022
Friends of Victoria University Library - Hoeniger Lecture
March 23, 2022
Book Club - CFUW Aurora/Newmarket
Time – 7:00 pm
April 26, 2022
RWTO Mississauga Branch (Retired Women Teachers of Ontario)
Time – 1:00 pm
June 8, 2022
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Lynne is available to speak on a variety of topics including:
Writing Beneath the Alders and the Innocent: the process and the inspiration; managing the practice of law, the raising of a family, and the writing of a novel.
Politics, sports, dentistry, public health and industry: their practice in the early 20th century; based on research compiled for the writing of Beneath the Alders and The Innocent.
An interesting life: Jessie Roberts; a woman born in 1903, who came to adulthood at the end of WWI; at a time when there were an insufficient number of men to marry; who wanted to be a dentist but who was required to become a teacher; who became a scientist and an advocate for legislative change; a dean at the University of Toronto and a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force in WWII.
Brampton, a small town that became a big city: Why this community continued to thrive while others did not; based on research compiled for the writing of Beneath the Alders and The Innocent.
Religion in the early 20th century – the evolution of the churches in Brampton; the Primitive Methodists that settled Brampton and made it their national headquarters; the life that evolved around the church in the late nineteenth - early twentieth century. Based on research compiled for the writing of Beneath the Alders and the Innocent.
If you are interested in booking Lynne for your event, you can contact her directly by using the form on the contact page .
Bestselling and award-winning author, Lynne Golding is the author of the historical fiction series "Beneath the Alders". The three books, comprised of The Innocent (1907 -1914), The Beleaguered (1914 -1918) and The Mending (1918-1931) are set in small-town Canada. A graduate of history and political science from the University of Toronto and law from Queen’s University, she is a senior partner at the international law firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP where she leads their health law practice group. Lynne lives in Brampton, Ontario, and has three grown children.
About the Series and The Mending
Beneath the Alders is historical fiction series that takes place in small town Canada (Brampton) between 1907 and 1931. In the course of three books, it follows the life of the fictional Stephens family in the pre-war years (The Innocent); the years of World War I (The Beleaguered); and in the post-war years (The Mending). In The Mending, the war is over. Jessie Stephens comes of age on the heels of the Spanish flu epidemic, in a time where marriageable men were in short supply, skirt hems rose and compliance with temperance laws fell. In this last book of the trilogy, Jessie is a student at the University of Toronto, a mourner in the fields of France, a tourist in European capitals, a love-struck guide in the hills of Caledon, and a devoted family member in her home town of Brampton. Uncovering the secrets that have beset her since her earliest days, and others of more recent discovery, Jessie, her family and her community begin to mend.