Hi, I’m Jacqui
I am the author of four novels ‘The Temple of Hymen’, ‘Bluethroat Morning’, ‘Een Stille Verdwijning’ and ‘The Modigliani Girl’. My novels have sold over 100,000 copies in the UK, the USA and Europe and have been widely reviewed…
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The Modigliani Girl
A deceptively light satire on the modern writing and publishing world.
A thriller full of twists and turns that keeps the reader guessing. Every word is magical, almost luminous.
Daily Mail | Bluethroat Morning
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The Modigliani Girl – Evolution of a Novel
I first discovered the story of Jeanne Hebuterne from Linda Lappin’s wonderful essay ‘Missing Person in Montparnasse: the case of Jeanne Hebuterne’. I was already a Modigliani fan and was researching his life, shortly after the publication of my novel ‘Een Stille Verdwijning’ (Dutch publication), considering what to write next. Lappin’s writing drew me in … Read More about The Modigliani Girl – Evolution of a Novel
A Tale of Two Constituencies
“People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them.” – James Baldwin A personal response to the May 2015 election On election night, two constituencies, both close to my heart, always receive prominent coverage in the media. Houghton & Sunderland South, the first to declare its results for the last six consecutive elections … Read More about A Tale of Two Constituencies
Photo by Amador Loureiro on Unsplash Essay for PGCE, English and Drama, Institute of Education, 2014 In Basildon, The Mood of the Nation, social scientists Dennis Hayes and Alan Hudson (2001) describe the stereotype of the “Essex Girl” as “a sexually predatory twenty-something female with short skirts, large hoop earrings and a pronounced estuary accent.” It’s a stereotype … Read More about Language Autobiography
On Theatre in Education:
The application of drama and theatre in English, media and drama studies Our Theatre in Education (TiE) project ‘Guilty’ was based on a ‘murder mystery’ narrative, using the characters of the board game ‘Cluedo’ as a foundation block on which to build our story. Like many narratives in this genre, our drama complied with the … Read More about On Theatre in Education:
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