Linda Marshall


I am a Romany gypsy born and bred in England. I've lived there most of my life except for a spell living in Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

The plight of my people past and present is a passion with me. I have a deep concern for their welfare and an end to their persecution by the gorger world.

Over many years I've written a lot of poems - some but not all of them about the Roma.

I'm 40 years old, (a proud Aries!) and I'm married with three children..

Smashwords Interview

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Poetry and history, mostly.
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Where to find Linda Marshall online


More Songs Of Other Lands
Price: Free! Words: 11,520. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2018. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry
A selection of poems translated from German, French, Turkish, Russian and Romanes.
Songs of Struggle
Price: Free! Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2018. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Poems about society, politics and the struggles of life. Many different aspects of these problems are dealt with but my poems end on a positive note looking towards a more hopeful future!
Songs of Nature
Price: Free! Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2017. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Poetry » Female authors
My poems about nature, animals and the world in nature. I am a passionate lover of nature and spend as much time as possible in the country. I love mountains, rivers, streams, woodlands and even gardens and parks. Animals - especially cats, dogs and horses - are very close to my heart.
Songs of the Spirit
Price: Free! Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2017. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Poetry » Female authors
Poems reflecting on life, death, the universe and also aspects of my Christian faith.
The Gypsy Road
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2017. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Poetry » Female authors
More poems about the life of the Romanies, my own life as one and our history and future.
Songs of the Way
Price: Free! Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2017. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Female authors
More of my poems about the life and history of the Romani gypsies. I've tried to focus as much as possible on ordinary life and things that matter to our people - freedom, love and health.
Songs of Other Lands
Price: Free! Words: 14,610. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / General, Poetry » Female authors
Translations from German, French, Romanes, Turkish and Russian poetry.
Songs of the Romani Road
Price: Free! Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2017. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Female authors
Poems by a British Romani gypsy woman about the heritage and life of our people.

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Smashwords book reviews by Linda Marshall

  • Born With A Cunt on June 02, 2017

    This is an interesting, controversial, challenging and in many ways disturbing book. The author begins by contrasting naturalism and humanism and claiming that naturalism is the only proper basis of morals. She goes on to draw what are basically Social Darwinist-type conclusions from this contrast. She then launches into a mixture of things - a sustained and largely effective and reasonable critique of feminism - especially the 'rad fem' wing - and goes on to embrace some more dubious ideas. I sometimes get the sense that she is (some of the time at least) being satirical and at others her passion and sincerity is totally clear. This book disturbed and challenged me; it made me think, made me re-examine some of my own beliefs and made me aware of a lot of facts I didn't know and a lot of ideas that I'm now much more sympathetic towards than I was before. But I think at times she lurches towards eulogising a dystopian view of the world and for all the validity of many of her criticisms of the way things are I don't like her future vision either. This book deserves to be read with an open mind but also to have some of its assumptions questioned and criticised. It is certainly one of the most original, unusual and thought-provoking books I have ever read.