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Jennifer Ryan

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Jennifer grew up in the British countryside with a penchant for climbing trees and a wonderful grandmother who told her hilarious stories about the Second World War.

As an adult, she became a nonfiction book editor, first editing politics and economics at The Economist Books, and then moving on to the BBC, DK, and other publishers, editing books on health, cooking, wine, and history.

All this time, though, she harbored a longing to share her grandmother's stories about the war, and so she embarked on an MA in fiction at Johns Hopkins University. The novel that she wrote while there--The Chilbury Ladies' Choir--became a National Bestseller.

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Jennifer Ryan Thank you so much for your lovely praise! I'd love to see Chilbury come to life on the screen too, and the production company behind Downton Abbey, Ca…moreThank you so much for your lovely praise! I'd love to see Chilbury come to life on the screen too, and the production company behind Downton Abbey, Carnival, have optioned the TV rights, which means they will hopefully decide to make it. I really hope they do, although I have no idea who would appear in it. Do you have any suggestions for the actors?(less)
Jennifer Ryan I'm thinking of writing one next, so I'll keep you posted! Thank you so much for your question. I'm delighted that you enjoyed those brave and spirite…moreI'm thinking of writing one next, so I'll keep you posted! Thank you so much for your question. I'm delighted that you enjoyed those brave and spirited ladies!(less)
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The Kitchen Front: Simply Irresistable

The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan My tantalizing new novel, The Kitchen Front, came out on February 23rd, 2021. It is a fun, fascinating tale of a cooking contest, using only rationed food in Second World War Britain.

Four different women cooks battle through three tests: starter, main course, and dessert, with the winner set to become the first female co-host of the BBC radio show, The Kitchen Front. For young widow Audrey, i Read more of this blog post »
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“If we don't think about our death until we die, how can we decide how we want to live?”
Jennifer Ryan, The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

“Human nature defeats me sometimes, how greed and spite can lurk so divisively around the utmost courage and sacrifice.”
Jennifer Ryan, The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

“Then I looked out onto the horizon myself and realized that loss is the same wherever you go: overwhelming, inexorable, deafening. How resilient human beings are that we can learn slowly to carry on when we are left all alone, left to fill the void as best we can. Or disappear into it.”
Jennifer Ryan, The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

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“Grief feels a lot like fear. We’re afraid of it taking us over. But we owe it to ourselves, to those we have lost, to let grief in. Only then can we start to remember them with a cheer in our heart, a cheer for them and all that they were.”
Jennifer Ryan, The Spies of Shilling Lane

“If we don't think about our death until we die, how can we decide how we want to live?”
Jennifer Ryan, The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

“And I realized that this is what it's like to be an adult, learning to pick from a lot of bad choices and do the best you can with that dreadful compromise. Learning to smile, to put your best foot forward, when the world around you seems to have collapsed in its entirety, become a place of isolation, a sepia photograph of its former illusion.”
Jennifer Ryan, The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

“She didn't say anything, just a long, quiet "shhhh," as if she had learned that the troubles of the world could be absorbed and deafened by slow, steady wistfulness, and I suddenly understood that she'd been silencing the noise for the past twenty years.”
Jennifer Ryan, The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

“Then I looked out onto the horizon myself and realized that loss is the same wherever you go: overwhelming, inexorable, deafening. How resilient human beings are that we can learn slowly to carry on when we are left all alone, left to fill the void as best we can. Or disappear into it.”
Jennifer Ryan, The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

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