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Jennifer Robson

Jennifer Robson first learned about the Great War from her father, acclaimed historian Stuart Robson, and later served as an official guide at the Canadian National War Memorial at Vimy Ridge, France. A former copy editor, she holds a doctorate in British economic and social history from the University of Oxford. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and young children.

Genres: Historical
Jennifer Robson recommends
The Hole in the Middle (2013)
Kate Hilton
"Honest, deeply moving—and really, really funny."
Dragon Springs Road (2017)
Janie Chang
"Dragon Springs Road is simply one of the best novels I have read in a long time."
The Alice Network (2017)
Kate Quinn
"The Alice Network... perfectly balances a propulsive plot, faultlessly observed period detail, and a cast of characters so vividly drawn that I half expected to blink and see them standing in front of me. This is historical fiction at its best--thrilling, affecting, revelatory."
Last Christmas in Paris (2017)
Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
"Last Christmas in Paris is an extraordinary epistolary novel that explores the history and aftermath of the Great War in a sensitive, memorable and profoundly moving fashion. A book to savor, to share and discuss with friends, and above all to cherish."
Daughters of the Night Sky (2018)
Aimie K Runyan
"Fans of The Nightingale will be transfixed by this thrillingly original portrait of wartime valor."
Next Year in Havana (2018)
Chanel Cleeton
"Chanel Cleeton’s prose is as beautiful as Cuba itself, and the story she weaves—of exile and loss, memory and myth, forbidden love and enduring friendship—is at once sweeping and beautifully intimate."
Things to Do When It's Raining (2018)
Marissa Stapley
"Things to Do When It’s Raining has heart and soul and guts, and it has achingly beautiful prose and characters so dear and real I couldn’t bear to say goodbye when I reached its final page. It’s a book about friendship and secrets, grief and regret, the peculiar shape of families and the redemptive nature of love. And it is, quite frankly, one of the best books I have read in a very long time."
The Forgotten Home Child (2020)
Genevieve Graham
"Time and time again, Genevieve Graham shows us how fascinating our past is."

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