Judy Blundell - Author

About the Author

Judy Blundell was awarded the prestigious National Book Award for her novel What I Saw and how I Lied, which was fantastically received by readers and reviewers in the US when it was first published in 2009.  It's now available in six foreign language editions.  This is her first novel under her real name of Judy Blundell and her first novel for teens.

Under the pen name Jude Watson, she is the author of several New York Times bestselling and award-winning series and media tie-in novels.  She has written more than 100 books over 20 years, under various pen names.

 

Judy Blundell once dreamed of a girl sitting in a deserted lobby in Florida, and this image turned into the character of Evie in What I saw and How I Lied.  She used many original source materials for research including a collection of newspapers her mother saved from December 1941 until the end of the war.

 

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High Season

High Season

Author: Judy Blundell Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

';A shimmering story of art, money, and celebrity,The High Seasonis wicked summer fun.'Helen Simonson,New York Timesbestselling author ofMajor Pettigrew's Last StandThe Hamptons hath no fury like a woman scorned.No matter what the world throws her way, at least Ruthie Beamish hasthe house. Lovingly renovated, located by the sea in a quiet Long Island village, the house is her nest eggthe retirement account shared with her ex-husband, Mike, and the college fund for their teenage daughter, Jem. The catch? To afford the house, Ruthie must let it go during the best part of the year.It's Memorial Day weekend and Ruthie has packed up their belongings for what Jem calls ';the summer bummer': the family's annual exodus to make way for renters. This year, the Hamptons set has arrived. The widow of a blue-chip artist, Adeline Clay is elegant, connected, and accompanied by a ';gorgeous satellite' stepson. But soon Adeline demonstrates an uncanny ability to help herself to Ruthie's lifeher house, her friends, even her husband (okay, ex-husband, but still). And after her job as the director of a local museum is threatened, Ruthie finally decides to fight back.Meanwhile, away from the watchful eyes of her parents, Jem is tasting independence at her first summer job, but soon finds herself growing up too fast. One of Ruthie's employees, a master of self-invention named Doe, infiltrates the inner circle of an eccentric billionaire and his wayward daughter. With a coterie of social climbers and Ruthie's old flame thrown into the mix, the entire town finds itself on the verge of tumultuous change. By the end of one unhinged, unforgettable summer, nothing will be the same.In a novel packed with indelible characters, crackling wit, and upstairs/downstairs drama, Judy Blundell emerges as a voice for all seasonsa wry and original storyteller who knows how the most disruptive events in our lives can twist endings into new beginnings.Praise for The High Season';A mesmerizing, head-spinningand sometimes madcap-hilarioustake of have and have-nots. Populated by artists, a billionaire and his aimless daughter, scheming teenagers and backstabbing adults, it's the perfect beach read even if there's no sand in sight.'People(Book of the Week)';A let's-get-lost tale of romance, high art, and class intrigue . . . in the smart, breezy sweet spot between Meg Wolitzer and Elin Hilderbrand.'Entertainment Weekly

High Season A Novel

High Season A Novel

Author: Judy Blundell Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2018

High Season A Novel

High Season A Novel

Author: Judy Blundell Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2018

Strings Attached

Strings Attached

Author: Judy Blundell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2011

Kit always dreamed of being a star, but she needs to break up with Billy and leave her family for New York City to get there. After Kit meets with Billy's father, things get easier - until she realizes that his help comes with "e;strings attached."e; (Runtime 8 hours, 57 min)

What I Saw and How I Lied

What I Saw and How I Lied

Author: Judy Blundell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2009

Evie slowly finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies in this brilliant mystery that won the 2008 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. (Runtime 6 hours, 20 min)

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