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Biography of Author Lizzie Finlayson
Lizzie Finlayson was born and brought up in Torry, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. As a child she enjoyed writing but was discouraged by her mother who destroyed her works and sent her to work in a fish factory at 16.
It was to be many years later that Lizzie Finlayson wrote and publish her first book - at the young age of 90! In 2003 her book No Way To Live was published. It recalled the tale of her friend, Elsie, who was an illegitimate child. It describes her upbringing with her auntie in a deprived area of Torry in Aberdeen.
Hot on the heels of its success she led the Denmore Court Oral History Group from the sheltered accommodation complex where she lives. Together the group members created the book A Richt Bourachie o' Fowk where they recall their memories of Aberdeen in the early 20th Century.
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The Aberdeen skies are under attack from an enemy jet. It is spilling a strange yellow smoke. Minutes later, people start killing each other.
Former Royal Air Force Regiment Gunner Jason Harper witnesses this and then his wife, Pippa, telephones him, shouting that she needs him. They then get cut off. He sets straight out, unprepared for the nightmare that unfolds during his journey. Everyone seems to want to kill him.
Along the way, he pairs up with fellow survivor Imogen. But she enjoys killing the living dead far too much. Will she kill Jason in her blood thirst? Or will she hinder his journey through this zombie filled dystopian landscape to find his pregnant wife?
The Fence is the first in this series of post-apocalyptic military survival thrillers from the torturous mind of local horror and science fiction novel writer C.G. Buswell.
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In 2005 Lizzie Finlayson published her second book Annie Fae Invercauld which tells the story of a Laird's daughter who leaves rural Aberdeenshire to seek a new life in Aberdeen city. It also includes poems and wartime memories.
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