Linda Buckley-Archer is a British writer born in the 1900s. She was born in Sussex, but spent most of her childhood on a blackcurrant farm in Staffordshire, and now lives in London.
Originally trained as a linguist, she lectured in French for some years before becoming a full-time novelist and scriptwriter. She has written original drama for both BBC Radio (most recently, Pearls in the Tate) and TV (One Night in White Satin) but is best known for The Gideon series of novels which she started out as writing as a Radio drama, but realised, once she read it aloud to her children and they refused to let her stop for supper, what potential the script had as a novel. Gideon the Cutpurse then gained wide publicity through its excellent depiction of 18th Century Britain, making it popular for schools to assign it as homework.