A Writer’s Life with B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree Barbara Lamplugh

Posted: December 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Barbara Lamplugh BRAG

I’d like to welcome, B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree Barbara Lamplugh today to talk with me about her life as a writer. She was born and grew up in London, studied in York and then moved to Shropshire. Her writing career started in the 1970s, inspired by a life-changing overland journey to Kathmandu in a converted fire-engine. This trip was followed by a journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway and several months backpacking around Japan and SE Asia. Her two travel books, Kathmandu by Truck (1976) and Trans-Siberia by Rail (1979) were the result. Another new experience – motherhood – came next. With two children to bring up, her extensive wanderings came to an end but she continued to write, turning instead to fiction. She has written several novels, though Secrets of the Pomegranate is the first to be published.

Her day jobs have included working as a librarian (her first career), as…

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