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Wendy Holden

UK flag (b.1965)

Wendy Holden grew up in Yorkshire, and studied English at Girton College, Cambridge. She worked in magazines for many years before joining Tatler's in 1997 as deputy editor, and later moved to the Mail on Sundays You magazine, which she left in 2000 to concentrate on writing. She regularly writes features for newspapers and magazines on a range of social, topical and lifestyle subjects and is also a television and radio contributor.

Holden is married, and lives in England with her family.

Genres: General Fiction, Romance, Historical

Laura Lake
   1. Three Weddings and a Scandal (2017)
     aka Laura Lake And The Hipster Weddings
   1.5. Laura Lake and Luxury Press Trip (2017)
   2. Last of the Summer Moet (2018)
   3. A View to a Kilt (2019)
Royal Outsiders
   1. The Royal Governess (2020)
     aka The Governess
   2. The Duchess (2021)
   3. The Princess (2023)
Wendy Holden recommends
Rescuing Rose (2002)
Isabel Wolff
"Hilarious, moving, a wonderful story. I loved it."
That Dangerous Age (2002)
Alexandra Campbell
"Campbell is a razor-sharp commentator on modern life and aspirations."
Pure Fiction (2003)
Julie Highmore
"Pacy and witty, Highmore's take on the country comedy is as fresh, crisp and delicious as a new organic carrot."
Fifty Is Not a Four-letter Word (2007)
Linda Kelsey
"Funny, wise, true and not just for women of fifty!"
Love Hunt (2009)
(Lodes Chronicles, book 4)
Fiona Walker
"Warm, funny and sexy."
Moonlight in Odessa (2009)
Janet Skeslien Charles
"Comic, rich in atmosphere and endearing."
At Sea (2010)
Laurie Graham
"Laurie Graham, what a find!"
Leftovers (2013)
Stella Newman
"Her writing is witty and snappy."
Black Rabbit Hall (2015)
Eve Chase
"Beautifully, poetically written and reminiscent of everything from I Capture The Castle to Hansel And Gretel. Eve Chase is a name to watch."
Holding (2016)
Graham Norton
"It's funny and wonderfully perceptive."
Lily's House (2016)
Cassandra Parkin
"Parkin is a wonderful writer with a painterly eye for detail - lush gardens, lashing seas - and a way of slowly releasing key facts... There are some brilliant twists."
We All Begin As Strangers (2017)
Harriet Cummings
"[A] dazzling debut... Beautifully plotted, fantastically written and compellingly strange."
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss (2019)
Rajeev Balasubramanyam
"This brilliant and eloquent novel, which puts into words so many unutterable annoyances, is a sort of Zen satire in which tolerance and understanding mingle with hilarious criticism of contemporary mores. It’s a wonderful read."
A River in the Trees (2019)
Jacqueline O'Mahony
"A thrilling, thoughtful, passionate novel full of rich Irish atmosphere."
A Nice Cup of Tea (2019)
(Bellevue-Sur-Mer, book 3)
Celia Imrie
"Her work has definite jore de vivre."
A Beautiful Spy (2021)
Rachel Hore
"A superb novel. I absolutely loved it. Rachel Hore brilliantly contrasts the thrilling world of high-stakes politics with the inner life of a passionate woman leading a dangerous double existence."
An Act of Love (2021)
Carol Drinkwater
"Romantic, evocative and pulse-racingly dramatic, this novel views the war from an unusual and fascinating angle."

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