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Wendy Janes

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I love to take real life and turn it into fiction. All my writing develops from the kernel of someone’s experience. My novel, What Jennifer Knows, was inspired by a series of coincidences that happened to my parents. My re-imagining is more plausible, but no less dramatic.

What Tim Knows, and other stories explores significant events in the lives of supporting characters from What Jennifer Knows. The heart of their stories is borrowed from other people’s lives and my own.

My reading favourites include Graham Greene, Maggie O’Farrell, John McGregor and Liane Moriarty.

When I’m not writing I work as a freelance proofreader, helping publishers and authors to polish their books until they shine. I’m also a caseworker for The National Autistic So
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Average rating: 4.24 · 33 ratings · 27 reviews · 4 distinct works
What Jennifer Knows

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At the start of this story Kate, Gisela and Sally are new neighbours and fledgling friends. Each has a public persona, which they work harder and harder to maintain as the story progresses. Kate has changed her name (and that of her daughter too) and ...more
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Woman on the Edge by Samantha M. Bailey
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“Take my baby.”
I love this poignant, dramatic opening line delivered on a subway platform by a stranger who hands Morgan a baby, and seconds later jumps in front of a train.
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This intelligent and moving story opens with Jessica travelling to deliver a package to a man she hasn’t seen for fifteen years. During the journey her mind drifts back to her childhood friend, Jack. Can she make amends for mistakes made many years a ...more
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Francesca Maier knows very little about her father’s home country, so a family trip to Berlin, where her parents first met, is destined to be an education. During the holiday she meets her parents’ old friends and makes some friends of her own. Throu ...more
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I’d like to begin this review by talking about the end of this exquisite story. While reading the closing chapters, I could not stop my tears from falling, and I continued to weep long after I’d finished the last page. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve b ...more
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Middle-aged Maureen wakes up in hospital. Her mind and body have been damaged by a stroke and she can only say the word ‘yes’. As the days and weeks of her recovery pass, her visitors fill the long silences with all manner of news, gossip and revelat ...more
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A wonderful reimagining of Pride and Prejudice. The Bennet family, and the storyline from the original book, take second place to the everyday experiences of the servants. With tantalising glimpses of the familiar characters from Jane Austen’s novel, ...more
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Wendy Janes Hello CJ

Lovely to meet with you here on Goodreads.

Best wishes
Wendy


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C.J. Heck C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Wendy,

It's such a pleasure to have you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes to you.

My warmest regards,
CJ


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