Lindsey Davis: How a passion for writing became a full-time career

Season 2, Episode 4,  Jun 11, 2021, 02:48 PM

Lindsey Davis left KEHS in 1967 and went to study at Oxford University. She had written stories since she was young, but never thought that writing could be a full-time career. Instead, she left Oxford and went in to a career with the Civil Service.

However, she became frustrated with her job when she felt as if people were being promoted into roles because of their gender, rather than their ability. She handed in her notice and began writing again - something which did become a full-time job as she is now the writer of many historical novels with the first book in her Falco series, The Silver Pigs, being published in 1989.

In this conversation Lindsey talks about what it's like to be a writer, but also reflects back on both Birmingham and wider society in terms of how gender roles have changed since she was a girl. She's a proud Brummie who's now living back in Edgbaston after forty years in London, and she discusses what traits she developed at KEHS which have stayed with her throughout her life.

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