Linda Coggin Linda Coggin taught horse riding in the West Indies before studying mime in Paris and Czechoslovakia. Forming a small theatre company they played the fringe theatres and the alternative cabaret circuits of Europe. She appeared in Ken Russell?s film Gothic as the mechanical doll. She worked as an actor for several years and presented The Home Show for Thames Television. Linda writes and performs her own poetry; her poetry collection titled Dog Days has been published. She lives in Wiltshire with her family and numerous animals.?