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Luke Jennings - Author

About the Author

Luke Jennings is the author of three novels, including the Booker Prize-longlisted Atlantic. As a journalist he has written for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Time, as well as all the British quality papers, and he is currently the dance critic of the Observer. He is married with three children, lives in North London, and fishes whenever he can.

Featured books by Luke Jennings

Other books by Luke Jennings

Villanelle: No Tomorrow The basis for Killing Eve, now a major BBC TV series

Villanelle: No Tomorrow The basis for Killing Eve, now a major BBC TV series

Author: Luke Jennings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2018

The basis for KILLING EVE, now a major BBC TV series, starring Sandra Oh and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge 'Undeniably addictive' Metro In a hotel room in Venice, where she's just completed a routine assassination, Villanelle receives a late-night call. Eve Polastri has discovered that a senior MI5 officer is in the pay of the Twelve, and is about to debrief him. As Eve interrogates her subject, desperately trying to fit the pieces of the puzzle together, Villanelle moves in for the kill. The duel between the two women intensifies, as does their mutual obsession, and when the action moves from the high passes of the Tyrol to the heart of Russia, Eve finally begins to unwrap the enigma of her adversary's true identity. Codename Villanelle, the first of the Killing Eve series, is out now! Praise for Killing Eve TV series 'A dazzling thriller . . . mightily entertaining' Guardian 'Entertaining, clever and darkly comic' New York Times

Villanelle: No Tomorrow The basis for Killing Eve, now a major BBC TV series

Villanelle: No Tomorrow The basis for Killing Eve, now a major BBC TV series

Author: Luke Jennings Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/11/2018

The basis for KILLING EVE, now a major BBC TV series, starring Sandra Oh and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge 'Undeniably addictive' Metro In a hotel room in Venice, where she's just completed a routine assassination, Villanelle receives a late-night call. Eve Polastri has discovered that a senior MI5 officer is in the pay of the Twelve, and is about to debrief him. As Eve interrogates her subject, desperately trying to fit the pieces of the puzzle together, Villanelle moves in for the kill. The duel between the two women intensifies, as does their mutual obsession, and when the action moves from the high passes of the Tyrol to the heart of Russia, Eve finally begins to unwrap the enigma of her adversary's true identity. Codename Villanelle, the first of the Killing Eve series, is out now! Praise for Killing Eve TV series 'A dazzling thriller . . . mightily entertaining' Guardian 'Entertaining, clever and darkly comic' New York Times

Codename Villanelle The basis for Killing Eve, now a major BBC TV series

Codename Villanelle The basis for Killing Eve, now a major BBC TV series

Author: Luke Jennings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

The basis for KILLING EVE, now a major BBC TV series, starring Sandra Oh, written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge 'Gloriously exciting' Metro She is the perfect assassin. A Russian orphan, saved from the death penalty for the brutal revenge she took on her gangster father's killers. Ruthlessly trained. Given a new life. New names, new faces - whichever fits. Her paymasters call themselves The Twelve. But she knows nothing of them. Konstantin is the man who saved her, and the one she answers to. She is Villanelle. Without conscience. Without guilt. Without weakness. Eve Polastri is the woman who hunts her. MI5, until one error of judgment costs her everything. Then stopping a ruthless assassin becomes more than her job. It becomes personal. Originally published as ebook singles: Codename Villanelle, Hollowpoint, Shanghai and Odessa. Villanelle: No Tomorrow is available for pre-order now!

The Faber Pocket Guide to Ballet

The Faber Pocket Guide to Ballet

Author: Luke Jennings, Deborah Bull Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

The essential, easy-to-use classical ballet guide - spanning nearly two centuries of classical dance - with entries for more than eighty works from ballet companies around the world, from Giselle and Swan Lake to Cinderella and Steptext. This new edition has been revised to include new ballets by Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon alongside classics by Tchaikovsky, Diaghilev and Balanchine. Features include: - plot summaries - an analysis of each ballet's principal themes - useful background and historical information - a unique, behind-the-scenes, performer's-eye view Dip in at random or trace the development of dance from cover to cover. Written by former Royal Ballet principal Deborah Bull and leading dance critic Luke Jennings, this ever popular Faber Pocket guide is a must for all ballet-goers - regulars and first-timers alike.

Blood Knots Of Fathers, Friendship and Fishing

Blood Knots Of Fathers, Friendship and Fishing

Author: Luke Jennings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2011

As a child in the 1960s, Luke Jennings was fascinated by the rivers and lakes around his Sussex home. Beneath their surfaces, it seemed to him, waited alien and mysterious worlds. With library books as his guide, he applied himself to the task of learning to fish. His progress was slow, and for years he caught nothing. But then a series of teachers presented themselves, including an inspirational young intelligence officer, from whom he learnt stealth, deception and the art of the dry fly. So began an enlightening but often dark-shadowed journey of discovery. It would lead to bright streams and wild country, but would end with his mentor's capture, torture and execution by the IRA. Blood Knots is about angling, about great fish caught and lost, but it is also about friendship, honour and coming of age. As an adult Jennings has sought out lost and secretive waterways, probing waters 'as deep as England' at dead of night in search of giant pike. The quest, as always, is for more than the living quarry. For only by searching far beneath the surface, Jennings suggests in this most moving and thought-provoking of memoirs, can you connect with your own deep history.