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Author Interview: James Lingard

Author Interview: James Lingard

Hey All!

Today is my stop on the The Girl Who Disappeared blog tour and I am here today with an interview with the author!

Title: The Girl Who Disappeared
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Published: 14th January 2020
Format: Paperback
Source:: N/A
Add It: Amazon UK. Goodreads.
Summary: Britain in the 1930s.

Emily falls passionately in love with working class Walter, despite fierce opposition from her class conscious father. She sees marriage as a partnership of equals and resolves to elope to escape such a male dominated society.

Emily’s actions will see her struggle to survive the subsequent devastation brought about by the war, as she and her four year old son are thrown into the midst of danger and death. The family experience rationing and the terror of bombing. Their air raid shelter is destroyed by a direct hit.

When Walter volunteers for the army, Emily and her son are evacuated to a rat infested cottage in a farming community near Hebden Bridge. The war changes Walter into an efficient army officer who demands to be obeyed. Emily worries that she might have a rival for his affections. How can she restore their loving relationship?

The Girl Who Disappeared is a moving love story about one woman’s enduring resilience, a story full of quiet humour and surprising twists and turns.

The Interview

What is your favourite thing about writing books?
The excitement of discovering how reviewers rate them.

Who is your favourite character in your book and why?
Emma because of her courage in coping with the challenges which she faced.

What is your favourite drink to consume while writing?
Water (sorry about that).

Do you have any bad habits while you’re writing?
No

How do you research your books?
The history of the war came from reading the six volumes which Churchill wrote on the subject. The story of Emma came from being personally present most of the time and from talking to my parents.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?
A plotter.

If you could live in any fictional world, which would you choose and why?
Harry Potter because it is so far removed from reality.

If you could befriend any fictional character, who would you choose and why?
Harry Potter for the same reason.

About the Author

James Lingard - educated at Dulwich College and University College London - became a leading City of London solicitor who specialized in banking law and insolvency.
A former Council Member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and of the European Association of Insolvency Practitioners, he became a Judicial Chairman of the Insolvency Practitioners Tribunal.
He was the founding President of the Insolvency Lawyers Association and also became Chairman of the Joint Insolvency Examination Board and of the Banking Law and the Insolvency Law Sub Committees of the City of London Law Society.
He is the original author of Lingard’s Bank Security Documents (LexisNexis Butterworths) now in its 7th edition and a number of other legal books. More recently, he has written Britain at War 1939 to 1945 (Author House) and now THE GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED.

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I'm just a twenty-something year old girl who has a passion for everything related to books, films and writing. I'm a part-time librarian, sharing my love of books and films with the world. I'm from the UK and love everything about the country. If you want to know more about me, feel free to follow me on twitter, add me on Facebook or e-mail me! :-)

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