Jane Rogers has published eight novels, written original television and radio drama, and has adapted work (her own and others') for radio and TV. Her novels include MR. WROE'S VIRGINS, ISLAND, THE VOYAGE HOME, and most recently, THE TESTAMENT OF JESSIE LAMB, which made the 13-title long list for the 2011 Booker Prize. She has won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Writers' Guild Best Fiction Book, has been a finalist for the Guardian Fiction Prize, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She is Professor of Writing at Sheffield Hallam University, and lives near Manchester in the north of England.
The Testament of Jessie Lamb: A Novel
by Jane Rogers
In a chilling future, one 16-year-old girl is driven to the ultimate act of heroism. The Testament of Jessie Lamb , longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is the breakout novel from award-winning author Jane Rogers. Its cunningly drawn characters and riveting vision of a dystopic future fraught with difficult moral choices will make The...
Orph is a strange, silent, friendless young man. Emma meets him when she comes to work at the children's home where he lives. She offers him a room in her student flat. But there, amid the love affairs and politics of university life, Orph's alienation only grows deeper, and his lonely course has the most desperate of consequences.
Driving through the snowbound Yorkshire countryside, stopping at anonymous hotels, Marion is prepared to do anything to escape her memories. She begins to write stories, stories that take her into other people's lives. But as she is drawn back into her own world, she must face the things that made her long for escape.
From the prizewinning author of Promised Lands and Mr. Wroe’s Virgins, a luminous novel of the murderous ties that bind a mother and daughter. At 29, having spent her childhood in and out of foster homes, Nikki decides to find the mother who abandoned her. Intent on revenge, she tracks her down to a remote island where she lives with...
When God told John Wroe to comfort himself with seven virgins, his congregation gave him their daughters. This novel is their story—including the trial that brought Wroe’s household to its dramatic end. Comparable to Charlotte Cory’s Unforgiving, this vivid rendering of 19th-century English life is “a delight from the first...
Dark and brooding, The Voyage Home is ultimately redemptive in Jane Rogers strong hand; it is a devastatingly intuitive exploration of the relationships and actions that make us who we are and that force us to become who we want to be. Anne, a woman in her 30s, is bringing home the body of her missionary father, David, who has died...
Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction
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