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Jennie Walters

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After studying English Literature at Bristol University, I worked in publishing before deciding to write my own stories. I've had about twenty-five books published for children and young adults. The 'Swallowcliffe Hall' books - novels centred around a grand English country house, the family who live there and the servants who look after them - have recently been released with lovely new covers in ebook format. My website has lots of original photographs and fascinating background information on the topics covered in the series: Victorian country house servants, etiquette, horses in the Great War, preparations for the Second World War, the Kindertransport and much more. I love to read historical fiction and my favourite authors are Sebastian ...more

When I first had the idea some ten years ago to write a set of books set in an English country house,perhaps the mostimportant thing to decide was what to call my house and thus the series. I made a list ofvariousgrand-sounding Abbeys, Manors, Houses andPlaces and sent them to my editor at Simon and Schuster for her to mull over. We both liked the lyrical rhythm ofSwallowcliffe Hall, whichseem... Read more of this blog post »
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Polly's Story

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Grace's Story

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Isobel's Story

3.78 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Eugenie's Story, Swallowcli...

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See you in my dreams

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Loved this book - so skilfully written, with the reader's idea of reality being subtly shifted as the story unfolds so you're never quite sure what to think and always reassessing what's really happening. The sense of risk that makes an affair so exc ...more
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