Profile: LIN TIDY

About This Author

Lin Tidy was born in London’s East End and left school at 15. She returned to education in her 20’s, eventually completing a Joint Honours Degree in English and American Studies at Nottingham University aged 39. She has had a variety of jobs including barmaid, machinist, shop assistant and primary school teacher. Lin started writing in 1980 in California after being told that in order to study psychology it was compulsory to also take the composition class. Encouraged by her lecturer Robert Rippy, Lin continued writing short pieces, reading them to close friends only. She began writing The Warrior on the Wall, her first full-length book, whilst serving a prison sentence. Since then an article about her late father titled, Seven Years in Ireland, has been published in Pendulum, The Journal of MDF the Bipolar Organization. Lin currently lives in Kent with her dog, Bob.

This Author's Books

It was an unlikely friendship; Harry, the pedigree Bearded Collie, loathed cyclists and all male dogs. Bob, the scruffy mongrel with a chip on his shoulder, relied on his East End contacts to preserve his hard man reputation. Sue and Lin held their breath....
ISBN: 9781786100856
Published: 25 August 2015
An anthology of work, some old, some new, some I'm proud of, some not so much. But all is collected here so as not to lose it on my dusty shelves and unreliable computer.
ISBN: 9781788760997
Published: 9 November 2017
Community, betrayal, motherhood, loyalty. A difficult book to define. It explores mental health, addictive relationships and one woman's battle to come to terms with her past. Amid those themes is a bitter fight to save a unique river community from those....
ISBN: 9781786974860
Published: 21 November 2016
Community, betrayal, motherhood, loyalty. A difficult book to define. It explores mental health, addictive relationships and one woman's battle to come to terms with her past. Amid those themes is a bitter fight to save a unique river community from those....
ISBN: 9781786974860
Published: 16 November 2016
‘The Unsent Letter’ is a selection of memories, commentary, poems and the occasional piece of fiction, written over the past twenty years. The front cover is a photograph of my grandson Solomon, the child that the ‘letter’ is based on. Initially this book....
ISBN: 9781785102691
Published: 12 November 2014
Also available on Amazon books and Amazon Kindle.In 2009, Lin, a retired primary school teacher and practising Buddhist, was sentenced to six months in HMP Bronzefield, a high security prison. Her crime? Refusing to reveal the whereabouts of a mongrel dog....
ISBN: 9781782998273
Published: 10 August 2013