Born of Irish/Scottish parentage, Lynne Graham has lived in
Northern Ireland all her life. She has one brother. She
grew up in a seaside village and now lives in a country
house surrounded by a woodland garden, which is wonderfully
Lynne first met her husband when she was 14. They married
after she completed a degree at Edinburgh University. Lynne
wrote her first book at 15 and it was rejected everywhere.
She started writing again when she was at home with her
first child. It took several attempts before she sold her
first book and the delight of seeing that first book for
sale in the local newsagents has never been forgotten.
Lynne always wanted a large family and has five children.
Her eldest and her only natural child is 19 and currently
at university. Her other children, who are every bit as
dear to her heart, are adopted. She has two 9-year-olds
adopted from Sri Lanka and a 3- and a 5-year-old adopted
from Guatemala. In Lynne's home, there is a rich and
diverse cultural mix, which adds a whole extra dimension of
interest and discovery to family life.
The family has two pets. Thomas, a very large and
affectionate black cat, bosses the dog and hunts rabbits.
The dog is Daisy, an adorable but not very bright white
West Highland terrier, who loves being chased by the cat.
At night, dog and cat sleep together in front of the
Lynne loves gardening, cooking, collects everything from
old toys to rock specimens and is crazy about every aspect