Following a hectic career across continents and countries, Lynda is now happily retired in the West Midlands. She has two gorgeous grandchildren, two manic Labradors and four recalcitrant cats. Oh, and an academic husband. She is kept very busy by all of the above. But come the spring and summer, gardening is also necessary! In what little spare time she has left over, she is a local magistrate. Most of life's woes pass in front of her and her colleagues and it is safe to say that no two days are ever the same.