Jenny Valentine


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Jenny Valentine moved house every two years when she was growing up. She has just moved house again, probably not for the last time. She worked in a wholefood shop in Primrose Hill for fifteen years where she met many extraordinary people and sold more organic loaves than there are words in her first novel. She has also worked as a teaching assistant and a jewellery maker. She studied English Literature at Goldsmiths College, which almost put her off reading but not quite.
Jenny is married to a singer/songwriter and has two children.

In 2007, Jenny won the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction with her debut novel FINDING VIOLET PARK.

Average rating: 3.68 · 9,258 ratings · 1,400 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
Broken Soup

3.77 avg rating — 2,751 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Double

3.71 avg rating — 1,864 ratings — published 2010 — 20 editions
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Fire Colour One

3.66 avg rating — 1,429 ratings — published 2015 — 17 editions
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Me, the Missing, and the Dead

3.57 avg rating — 2,179 ratings — published 2007 — 37 editions
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The Ant Colony

3.60 avg rating — 569 ratings — published 2009 — 10 editions
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Hello Now

2.93 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 2020 — 5 editions
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Iggy & Me

4.08 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Iggy and Me and The Happy B...

4.23 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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Iggy and Me and the Baby

4.53 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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“Even when you’d lost everything you thought there was to lose, somebody came along and gave you something for free.”
Jenny Valentine, Broken Soup

“I smiled back and I thought
how incredible that was, that they would find the time to smile. There was goodness in the world still, even if you couldn’t always see it.”
Jenny Valentine, Broken Soup

“Everything is going to be fine.”

I hate it when people say that, people who have absolutely no idea of what’s coming next. They turn you into an idiot for even asking.”
Jenny Valentine

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