Lynn studied Art History and Philosophy at Edinburgh University and Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art. After graduating she worked as a journalist to support her work as an artist and spent three years as a features editor on Vanity Fair magazine and two years as researcher to the biographer Michael Holroyd. She contributes articles on a freelance basis to Art Review, The Guardian and Observer and in 2014 won the New Writer Award for best feature. Her latest novel, Painted Ladies, will be published by Sandstone Press in 2019.
The Glass House – Buy it here
Lynn Bushell’s writing is strongly reminiscent of Iris Murdoch and Elizabeth Jane Howard. The Glass House uses the themes of guilt and jealousy and bereavement as negative emotions which play a positive role in determining the progress of individual lives.
Remember me – Buy it here
When her former lover, now a reputable man of letters, publishes his memoirs, Frances Winterton looks vainly for some reference to the time they spent together. Finding none and stung by his ingratitude, she sets out to reclaim the missing years. In the process, she discovers something that casts doubt not merely on the years in question, but those on either side… In a series of riveting twists and turns, the author explores the devastating consequences for human beings of having the past snatched away from them. A story of love, loss, betrayal, revenge and courage in the face of suffering, Remember Me is a psychological thriller that pulls out all the stops. Reader Review: “Remember Me is an absorbing, funny and quite moving story. The painful complexities of today’s liberal culture are highlighted in an action-packed plot. The dialogue flows with sparkle and wit. The characters are entirely credible and portrayed with both integrity and sensitivity. Rarely has a book managed to be so gripping, so entertaining and yet so instructive.” – Kate O’Brien
Schopenhauer’s Porcupines – Buy it here
“Like Schopenhauer’s porcupines, we rush together because we are chilly and rush apart because we are prickly.” It is twenty years since Wanda’s husband threw himself off the top floor landing of their house in Primrose Hill. Hers is a story of abandonment. In 1939, she lost her mother at the railway station as the family fought its way onto the last train out of Warsaw. She has spent her life determined never to let go of anything again. Her husband’s presence has been resurrected in a shrine out on the landing, with his shoes left in the same spot where he took them off that night. The family reunions that mark the anniversary of his death have turned into a battlefield, on which those still imprisoned in her claustrophobic grip try vainly to escape. But this, the twentieth reunion, is destined to be different. Wanda is about to find out why her husband left her so dramatically, the shocking secret that her sister, Mitzi, has held onto all these years, and the unwitting role played in the tragedy by Wanda’s elder son, the brilliant, wayward Schopenhauer scholar, Gregor Silver.