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Joanna Nadin

UK flag (b.1970)
Great-great-great-granddaughter of William Makepeace Thackeray

Joanna Nadin has had a varied and interesting career including writing John Prescott's parliamentary agony column??? and working as a Special Advisor to the Prime Minister. She left Downing Street in 2005 and is now a freelance government scriptwriter and writer. Joanna has previously written children's titles for Walker Books. Inspiration for her teen books came from her own tragically normal life in Saffron Walden. She now lives in Bath with her husband and daughter Amelia.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Children's Fiction
Joanna Nadin recommends
Girl Out Loud (2009)
Emily Gale
"Addictive. Original. True."
Snow Foal (2019)
Susanna Bailey
"A mesmerising new voice about a girl that deserves to be heard."
After Beth (2021)
Elizabeth Enfield
"Truly moving, I've just finished wiping away the tears."
Neon's Secret Universe (2022)
(Neon's Secret Universe, book 1)
Sibéal Pounder
"I adored not-at-all normal Neon and her madcap adventure."
What July Knew (2023)
Emily Koch
"A heartstopping, heartbreaking, heartwarming drama. I was with brave and funny July down every alley, wrong turn and misstep until she finally found out the shocking truth. She'll live on in my imagination for a long time."
The Rescue of Ravenwood (2023)
Natasha Farrant
"Gripping, and important - so lightly and deftly done. I found myself waking up and wanting desperately to go and live in Ravenwood - I think all readers will."
Cuckoo in the Nest (2023)
Fran Hill
"Totally evokes a seventies childhood."
The Square of Sevens (2023)
Laura Shepherd-Robinson
"My favourite Laura Shepherd-Robinson novel yet. Fortune telling, Cornwall and Bath. What's not to love? Completely compelling and clever, of course. And in Red, a heroine I wanted to spend days with."

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