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Wendy Moore began her first newspaper job at the age of nineteen. Initially working as a crime reporter, tracking stories such as the Dennis Nielsen murders, she was switched to reporting health issues.

Having always been interested in history, Wendy began researching the history of medicine several years ago. In 1999 she completed the Diploma in the History of Medicine of the Society of Apothecaries (DHMSA) and won the Maccabean prize for the best dissertation that year. Soon afterwards she decided to write a biography of John Hunter, the 18th-century surgeon who launched a revolution in medicine. The book, The Knife Man: The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father of Modern Surgery, won the Medical Journalists' Association Consumer Book Award in 2005 and was short-listed for the biennial Marsh Biography Award.

She has appeared on television: Medical Mavericks and Ian Rankin investigates: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Wendy lives in London with her husband Peter and her two children, Sam and Susannah.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Wendy Moore

Wedlock: How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match by Wendy Moore
Wedlock: How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match
Wendy Moore
Featured on The TV Book Club on More4 on 21 March 2010. We have in Andrew Robinson Stoney the deepest dyed of villains, we have a heroine in Mary Eleanor Bowes and we have Georgian society and law...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/12/2009
The Knife Man by Wendy Moore
The Knife Man
Wendy Moore
The colourful and often gruesome life of the 18th-century pioneering surgeon and anatomist John Hunter generally regarded as the father of modern medicine
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2005

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