Lindsay Hawdon is a travel writer and the author of Jakob's Colours, her debut novel, inspired by the lost voices of the Romany Holocaust.
She is an an intrepid traveller having been to more than sixty countries. Her travel column, An Englishwoman Abroad, began in The Sunday Telegraph in 2000 and ran for seven years. During that period she visited every continent, writing about her experiences, the land, climate and the fascinating people she met along the way.
Her two young sons have also been part of her adventuring, with a six month long trip around the Far East and Australasia to find the seven different colours of the rainbow and to raise money for the charity War Child.
Lindsay Hawdon talks to Kathryn Ryan about her travels.