P.D.R. Lindsay’s novels and short stories are truly immersive experiences, the novels I present here stirring deep poignancy, some sorrow, and definitely rage, but that’s what good literature is about …besides good story. And these are very, very good tales, historically accurate in every detail, yet delivering a personal experience that has you, the reader, really living the times, each moment of them. These books are very much worth your time and priced way too cheaply, in my opinion. You can find p.d.r. lindsay online at rowanlindsay.co.nz. — D. L. Keur
p.d.r. lindsay (no capitals please in tribute to her favourite poet, e. e. cummings) makes New Zealand home. Born in Ireland, brought up in Yorkshire, educated in England, Canada and New Zealand, writer p.d.r. lindsay is also Mrs Salmon, Ms Lindsay-Salmon and even for eight years in Japan, Professor Lindsay-Salmon. Having worked in many different countries, she calls herself a citizen of the world. This wide experience of different cultures colours her writing and keeps her travelling to see more.
Home is in beautiful Otago Province in New Zealand. A place of peace and spaces, most conducive to writing. When home in New Zealand, p.d.r.lindsay tutors would-be writers and promotes New Zealand novels and their writers, especially the Independent Published writers. Originator and founder member of Writer's Choice Writer's Co-operative she works with her colleagues to publish the best quality fiction, professionally edited and designed, for readers' enjoyment.
Her short stories vary across a range of genres but are mainly contemporary. When writing novels she prefers to write historical stories about ordinary people, those whose names and lives we don’t know much about. How did notable historical events affect those ordinary people? It is that which interested her as a writer. Reading the diaries and letters of parsons and farmers, merchants and tradesmen, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers shows just how hard it was for them to choose what to do and what pressures might be brought to bear upon them. p.d.r. thinks these stories make for tales worth telling and lets readers learn more about themselves. Her novels are historical because what she wants to write about is clearer seen at a distance. Readers would not sympathise with a modern hero or heroine in the situations p.d.r puts hers in, but seen in another time frame those Main Characters are more understandable. The people of 17th Century England, 19th Century England or New Zealand or India have much to say to readers today.
Anthologies by p.d.r. lindsay
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