"THE SETTING CHOSE ME" Lynne Golding on Her Final Love Letter to Both Brampton History & Her Family's Vibrant Stories.
After spending three full books with her characters, it is a bittersweet triumph for Lynne Golding to see them off in the final instalment of her Beneath the Alders trilogy. The link below is to the article.OPEN BOOK INTERVIEW
IT ONLY TOOK 13 YEARS, BUT LYNNE GOLDING IS FINALLY A PUBLISHED AUTHOR
In a written interview TVO's Steve Paikin discusses with Lynne Golding her long journey researching and writing her book series (Beneath The Alders) based on the story of a real life Brampton family. The link below is to the article.TVO INTERVIEW
LYNNE GOLDING'S INTERVIEW ON BOOK-TALK RADIO SHOW STORYLINES
Recently Lynne Golding was interviewed by Christine Cowley on the book-talk show Storylines. Lynne talks about her new novel The Beleaguered, the second book of her Beneath the Alders series. The Beleaguered is the story of a true-life Brampton family’s experience of the First World War. The link below is to the podcast version of that interview.STORYLINES INTERVIEW
OPEN BOOK INTERVIEWS LYNNE GOLDING ON HER WARTIME NOVEL THE BELEAGUERED
As part of their Long Story interview series for novelists, Open Book spoke to Lynne Golding about her novel which takes place during the years of the First World War. The link below is to that interview.OPEN BOOK INTERVIEW
OPEN BOOK TALKS WITH LYNNE GOLDING ON WEAVING FAMILY HISTORY INTO HER HISTORICAL BRAMPTON SAGA
In this Long Story novelist interview, Lynne Golding reveals the very moment that the idea for The Innocent was first sparked and her real-life family connection to the story. The link below is to that interview.OPEN BOOK INTERVIEW THE INNOCENT
THE LITTLE-KNOWN ROOTS OF BRAMPTON
People the world over think of Rome as the capital of Catholicism; Israel as the epicentre of Judaism; England as the birthplace of Anglicanism. But how many people think of Brampton–the 500,000 person city northwest of Toronto—as being the centre of any religious movement? In the mid-1800’s, Brampton, a community of less than 600 people, was the heart of the Canadian Primitive Methodist movement.
After reading earlier this month about the tender surgery recently performed by Dr. Daniel McNeely on the bear of his paediatric patient Jason McKie, I went in search of my favourite childhood doll. Baby Secret, with her wiry red hair, had a sweet rubber face and adorable rubber fingers. About 16 inches long, she sported a permanent red jump suit that fit tightly around her firmly packed body with its immovable arms and legs.
The War to End All Wars ended in 1918, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The hostilities that had claimed and maimed millions; that had challenged the natural order of life, marriage, and death for a generation; and that had drained the coffers of the combatants, ended at the eleventh hour of that day. The proclamation of that peace reverberated across the earth. It was proclaimed in Brampton in the early morning hours.
A WRITER'S LESSONS FROM THE SPANISH FLU
“You need to add a chapter about Spanish flu,” my editor, Allister Thompson, told me after reading the entire 900,000-word manuscript for my book, Beneath the Alders. It was one of about ten substantive suggestions he made to me nearly five years ago. Mustering all of my amateur writing eloquence, I sent him a lengthy email disputing the validity of every suggestion. He complimented me on my reasoning, without raising a single rebuttal; without mentioning the over twenty years of experience he had in the publishing industry. Within a month, and without another word from him on the subject, I began to rewrite the manuscript to incorporate nine of his recommendations.
INVISIBLE IN THE CITY
She met him at the front door. His image reflected off the just washed ceramic tiles. “You look great,” he said, pulling her to him. “And so does the house” “It should,” she thought. She had spent the day vacuuming and cleaning it. Just like she did every day. Happy 45 th birthday he said.
She sent him upstairs to change before the rest of the family arrived. They came bearing gifts. A pair of thick soled flip flop sandals from her sister. “They’ll show off your pedicure and that great cruise tan,” she said. “And they are so comfortable.” Her sister pointed to an identical pair she was wearing. You can walk miles in them she said.