Frances Lynn was born in London and was educated at Malvern Girls' College. She is a writer who started her freelance journalistic career as the original 'Bitch' gossip columnist on the late Ritz Newspaper. She has written two novels: Frantic and Crushed, as well as Willing to Die For It, an authorised biography on Sammy Lee, the late IVF scientist. She is currently writing her third novel..
Nostalgic Early '70's
Frantic is a fast moving stream of consciousness, which reads like acid on steroids. Seventies survivors will wistfully confirm the authenticity of this frantic 'reportage', if they have any brain-cells left that is. Their children should also be fascinated by this dis-inhibited period of history, just to see why their hippy-hearted parents are still stuck in their flower-power time warp.
Seventies survivor Frances Lynn ruthlessly chronicles the psychotic highs and lows of Alice, a young English girl who escapes London at the tail end of the Sixties for a sojourn in San Francisco. She quickly discovers that the psychedelic world of tie-dye and joss sticks belongs to the previous decade when she becomes involved with a glitter daubed, sprawling theatre group, leftovers from the insular Haight-Ashbury crowd. Alice gets sucked in beyond her head, but just when the crazy theatre group's popularity overdoses, she goes over the top and is shipped back to London. By now, the early Seventies are in full decay, as is Alice. She continues her downward slide by falling in obsession with a fragmented member of the Art World. Their exhausting fling, fuelled by a cocktail of opiates is interrupted by repetitive bouts of insanity, like a San Francisco acid flashback. No holds are barred in this frantic saga of drug-fractured psyches - and it's hard to guess who will stagger on into the eighties.
May 2010, 264 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0-9553672-8-1
'Frantic is the most hysterically insane thing I have ever read, I love it!'
Aliya Denia Sztulman
'Even for those who did not live through the early 70's, this book will entertain you simply because it's such a spirited and hilarious ride.'
Brett Nicholas Moore
'If you want to know what the hedonistic Seventies looked, felt, and smelled like, this is how it was, in all its madcap reality. They say that if you remember the Sixties you weren't there. The same goes for Frances Lynn's Seventies, but fortunately she wrote it all down at the time. This is the result. It's brilliant.' Andrew Palmer on Amazon UK Kindle
Illustrated Young Adult fiction
Door and her twin sister get along - just about. But Door has misgivings. She is tall and thin like a beanpole, her sister is petite and beautiful. How on earth can they be family? Door starts to believe she's from another planet - or else the rest of the family is from outer space.
Read the stirring saga of the ungainly sibling who suddenly turns into a beautiful swan - and the incredible secret of her birth!
October 2006, 250 pages, ISBN 10: 0-9553672-3-9, ISBN 13: 978-0-9553672-3-6