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Jane Thynne

UK flag (b.1961)
Wife of Philip Kerr

aka C J Carey

Jane Thynne was born in Venezuela in 1961 and grew up with her parents and two brothers in London. After school in Hampton, she spent a year working at the Old Vic Theatre before reading English at St Annes College, Oxford.

She then joined the BBC as a production trainee, but after a few years succumbed to a hankering for Fleet Street and moved to The Sunday Times. She spent many cheerful years at The Daily Telegraph as media correspondent, but her single most exciting moment was getting a publishing contract for her first novel.

In particular she has a passion for historical fiction and loves the research that involves.

As well as writing books she now freelances as a journalist, writing regularly for numerous British magazines and newspapers, and also appears as a broadcaster on Radio 4.

Genres: Historical Mystery, Historical
New and upcoming books
September 2024

Midnight in Vienna
Clara Vine
   1. Black Roses (2013)
   2. The Winter Garden (2014)

     aka Woman in the Shadows

   3. A War of Flowers (2014)

     aka The Scent of Secrets

   4. Faith and Beauty (2015)

     aka The Pursuit of Pearls

   5. Solitaire (2016)
   Patrimony (1997)
   The Shell House (1998)
   The Weighing of the Heart (2010)
   The Words I Never Wrote (2020)
   Midnight in Vienna (2024)
Non fiction show
Jane Thynne recommends
Bonjour, Sophie (2024)
Elizabeth Buchan
"Memorable and emotionally charged ... an immersive, sensory, page-turning experience. Elizabeth Buchan is skilled at exploring moral complexities big and small, from thwarted love affairs in the Sussex countryside, to dysfunctional families, to life in Paris under Nazi occupation. She takes us through the back alleys of History, among stories that are not widely known, and brings those settings vividly to life."
Perfect (2022)
Sally Emerson
"So exquisitely drawn, Sally Emerson's stories are full of gripping twists and astute insights into emotional dilemmas. They're uncanny, and quite unlike anything else you'll read."

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