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Lynne Wilding Lynne Wilding i(A42077 works by) (a.k.a. Lynette Gumbley)
Born: Established: 17 Nov 1941 Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 2 Jun 2007
Gender: Female
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Wilding grew up in Sydney and left school at the age of fifteen. She worked in a variety of office jobs including personal assistant, ran her own domestic products business from home, studied classical guitar, commercial art and acting and became a professional entertainer in the 1960s. She performed as a cabaret singer under the name 'Linda Gaye' before concentrating on writing in 1981. Wilding was the inaugural president of the Romance Writers of Australia organisation and published a number of very successful works in the romance genre. Her work has been translated into several languages including Japanese, Greek, French, Portuguese, and others. Her work has been published in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and New Zealand.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Topaz Brooch Sydney : ACP Publishing , 2005 Z1293319 2005 single work novel romance 'Three lives, three loves. And a gypsy jewel that crossed the ocean.' From the author's website.
2005 highly commended SWW Book Awards Fiction
y separately published work icon King of Cane Valley Pymble : HarperCollins Australia , 2003 Z1025880 2003 single work novel

'Family saga moving from India and southern Africa to Queensland, Australia. After her mother's death, Rani Ashiramsi leaves her home in Bombay to join her father in the African village of Saringal. There she falls in love with plantation manager, Willem Dewar. But Willem is married, and when Rani discovers she is pregnant she decides to make a new life for herself and her child, bringing her to a marriage of convenience and Queensland's cane valley. Author is former president of Romance Writers of Australia. Her previous titles include 'The Sheikh' and 'Heart of the Outback'.' (Publication summary)

2003 winner SWW Book Awards Fiction
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