Linda Gillard book to be optioned for the screen

September 21st, 2007

I was delighted to hear this week that Linda Gillard’s second book, A Lifetime Burning, is to be the subject of an option contract to be turned into a film or TV series.  I do hope that this will be followed through, it would be a richly deserved reward for a fine writer.

She has a third book due out next year and I’m building some new pages for it on the website. She tells me that the production company were impressed with the site and want to read her other books too so we can both be well satisfied with the plaudits.

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  • 1. Rev Alice Davenport  |  November 16th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Dear Mr. Marshall,
    I stumbled upon King Hereafter while taking a class for newly retired folk on Macbeth. Through my online book source, it was available. I’ve been reading it avidly – and talking about it nonstop, to my husband and anyone else who would listen.
    I was SO glad to find your website about Dorothy Dunnett. I just KNEW she had to have a fan club! There are many things I love about her writing – but most of all the way she can give, with just the right number of words – and the right amount LEFT OUT as well – so that you have to hope you got the intent! (Maybe that was partly the work of her editor? If so, give me the unabridged mss!) – she can give, I started to say, such a picture! of place, of person, of situation, of intrigue.
    I am LOVING this book – and DO agree it must be her finest, and favorite? Did she ever say? (Are authors allowed to love one of their children more than another?)
    Here’s a suggestion, perhaps esp. for American readers? – King Herafter needs a glossary! What IS ‘bere’ – a general word for grain crops? Or something more particular? AND a chart of the Church positions and names involved in the time of the book (and before and after). Even when I googled Pope Leo of the 11th C., it was difficult to find much.
    I have my copy of King stuffed with articles I’ve printed out (from Wikipedia, for brevity) on various concepts and groups touched on in the book – most recently, Saracens, and ‘simony’. What fun!
    Now I’m going to look for a more detailed map of the Orkneys, and of Thorfinn & co. route to Rome!
    with thanks,
    Alice Davenport, Macomb IL (southwest of OBAMA’s hometown, and mine.)

    “Listen! The wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.” – James 5:4-5

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