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Jessica Goodman

Jessica Goodman was educated at a state school in Cardiff, and studied French and Italian at Worcester College, Oxford. Following a Masters in the European Enlightenment, she completed her DPhil under the supervision of Alain Viala, before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship at Clare College, Cambridge. She returned to Oxford and joined St Catherine's College as Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow in 2015. She specialises in the field of eighteenth-century literature and thought, with a particular interest in the ways in which authors create a public image of themselves, both in their lifetime and after their death.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction
   They Wish They Were Us (2020)
   They'll Never Catch Us (2021)
   The Counselors (2022)
   The Legacies (2023)
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The Reunion (2023)
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The Last Girls Standing (2023)
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Their Vicious Games (2023)
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"A fresh and daring debut with quick-witted prose, wild plot twists, and unflinching insights on power and privilege. An absolute thrill!"
Lying in the Deep (2023)
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Friends Like These (2022)
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"Sharp, atmospheric, and wildly fast-paced, Friends Like These will leave you breathless as you rush to find out the truth hidden in the corners of Crystal Cove. A harrowing, nuanced portrayal of how far some will go to keep their secrets untold."

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