Jessica Adams - Author

About the Author

Jessica Adams is the author of the bestselling novels Single White E-mail, Tom, Dick and Debbie Harry, I'm a Believer and Cool for Cats. She has also worked on the anthology Girls' Night In and its sequels, raising £1million for the global childrens' charity War Child. She is also the author of The New Astrology For Women and is co-author of 21st Century Goddess. Jessica is a Contributing Editor for Cosmopolitan and the astrologer for Vogue in Australia. She lives between Brighton, England and Bellingen, Australia.

Books by Jessica Adams

Girls' Night In

Girls' Night In

Author: Jessica Adams Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2014

This bumper Tenth Anniversary Edition of Girls' Night In brings together much-loved stories from the previous four books by some of the biggest names in women's fiction - Marian Keyes, Candace Bushnell, Cathy Kelly and Maggie Alderson, to name a few.Have fun and do good at the same time - by buying this book you'll be helping kids caught up in the turmoil of war, with all royalties going to War Child, a charity that funds projects for children in areas of conflict.So grab a cup of tea and reserve a place on the couch to enjoy all the comedy, romance, adventure and drama of some of the best short fiction on offer.Praise for the Girls' Night In series'A special collection of short stories by some of the starriest names in the worlds of literature and fashion, including Nick Hornby, Candace Bushnell and Kate Moss . . . Read all about it' - Vogue'An enchanting and insightful collection featuring anyone who's anyone' - Elle'As girls as a pyjama party . . . this is a book to dip into like a packet of Tim Tams' -Sunday Age'Fun, sassy and brimming with great ideas' - Sunday Life'A super-sized treasure trove of witty, warm short stories' - Woman's Day

The Holiday Goddess Handbag Guide to Paris, London, New York and Rome

The Holiday Goddess Handbag Guide to Paris, London, New York and Rome

Author: Jessica Adams, Holiday Goddess Team Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2011

From the team behind the bestselling GIRLS' NIGHT IN series comes the ultimate handbag guide to what women REALLY want in four of the most fabulous cities in the world. Like a trusted and impossibly cool girlfriend, the Holiday Goddess Handbag Guide reveals the secrets of what women really want in four fabulous cities: Paris, London, New York and Rome. Born in a handbag from scribbled tips shared between goddesses whose adventures scattered them all over the world, it will take you where few women have been before. Follow Audrey Hepburn's footsteps in Rome, delve into the secret diaries of shopaholics in New York, learn chiconomical secrets in Paris, rock out in London, discover where to eat, love and eat some more. As irresistibly chic as a designer handbag, it's the must-have accessory for goddesses who love to travel - or just want to dream about it. .

Wounds of Returning Race, Memory, and Property on the Postslavery Plantation

Wounds of Returning Race, Memory, and Property on the Postslavery Plantation

Author: Jessica Adams Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2007

From Storyville brothels and narratives of turn-of-the-century New Orleans to plantation tours, Bette Davis films, Elvis memorials, Willa Cather's fiction, and the annual prison rodeo held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, Jessica Adams considers spatial and ideological evolutions of southern plantations after slavery. In Wounds of Returning , Adams shows that the slave past returns to inhabit plantation landscapes that have been radically transformed by tourism, consumer culture, and modern modes of punishment - even those landscapes from which slavery has supposedly been banished completely. Adams explores how the commodification of black bodies during slavery did not disappear with abolition - rather, the same principle was transformed into modern consumer capitalism. As Adams demonstrates, however, counter-narratives and unexpected cultural hybrids erupt out of attempts to re-create the plantation as an uncomplicated scene of racial relationships or a signifier of national unity. Peeling back the layers of plantation landscapes, Adams reveals connections between seemingly disparate features of modern culture, suggesting that they remain haunted by the force of the unnatural equation of people as property.

Just Below South Intercultural Performance in the Caribbean and the U.S. South

Just Below South Intercultural Performance in the Caribbean and the U.S. South

Author: Jessica Adams Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2007

Just Below South is the first book to examine the U.S. South and the Caribbean as a regional interculture shaped by performance - as a space defined not so much by a shared set of geographical boundaries or by a single, common culture as by the weave of performances and identities moving across and throughout it. By offering fresh ways for thinking about region, language, and performance, the volume helps to reimagine the possibilities for American Studies. It advances beyond current analyses of historical or literary commonalities between the South and the Caribbean to explore startling and significant connections between a range of performances, including Trinidadian carnival, Civil War reenactments, the Martinican dance form kalenda, dramatic adaptations of Uncle Tom's Cabin, rituals of spirit possession, the teaching of Haitian Kreyol, the translation of Louisiana Creole, and the imaginative travels of southern and Caribbean writers. While generating textual conversations among scholars of Francophone, Anglophone, and Hispanophone literature and culture and forging innovative ties between cultural studies, performance studies, linguistics, literary analysis, and studies of the African diaspora, these essays raise provocative new questions about race, ethnicity, gender, class, and nationality.

Just Below South Intercultural Performance in the Caribbean and the U.S. South

Just Below South Intercultural Performance in the Caribbean and the U.S. South

Author: Jessica Adams Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2007

Just Below South is the first book to examine the U.S. South and the Caribbean as a regional interculture shaped by performance - as a space defined not so much by a shared set of geographical boundaries or by a single, common culture as by the weave of performances and identities moving across and throughout it. By offering fresh ways for thinking about region, language, and performance, the volume helps to reimagine the possibilities for American Studies. It advances beyond current analyses of historical or literary commonalities between the South and the Caribbean to explore startling and significant connections between a range of performances, including Trinidadian carnival, Civil War reenactments, the Martinican dance form kalenda, dramatic adaptations of Uncle Tom's Cabin, rituals of spirit possession, the teaching of Haitian Kreyol, the translation of Louisiana Creole, and the imaginative travels of southern and Caribbean writers. While generating textual conversations among scholars of Francophone, Anglophone, and Hispanophone literature and culture and forging innovative ties between cultural studies, performance studies, linguistics, literary analysis, and studies of the African diaspora, these essays raise provocative new questions about race, ethnicity, gender, class, and nationality.

The Summer Psychic

The Summer Psychic

Author: Jessica Adams Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2006

When Katie Pickard is sent by her newspaper to interview Brighton psychic Jim Gabriel about his predictions for the year ahead, she is shocked and sceptical, especially when he predicts that he's going to marry her. Then Jim's other predictions start coming true and Katie is forced to take him seriously - despite the fact that she's just fallen in love with somebody else. Will she and Jim really be married by the end of the summer? And can a famous psychic ever be wrong?

Tom Dick And Debbie Harry

Tom Dick And Debbie Harry

Author: Jessica Adams Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/01/2005

When Richard, a divorced but desirable vet from Tasmania, proposes to Sarah, an English Rose, she decides to accept and start a whole new life with him down under. The only problem is, though, that days before the wedding Sarah falls in love with Richard's best man, Tom, who's living with a much older woman. Meanwhile, Bronte, Richard's first wife, a Features Editor on a woman's magazine in Sydney is trying to cope with the news that her ex is marrying again. And Harry, Richard's younger brother, who has never got over his obsession with Blondie, is spending all his time chasing after the wrong women. Tom, Dick and Debbie Harry is a witty and, at times, hilarious contemporary novel about weddings, relationships, finding the right partner, shenanigans amongst friends and Australian eccentricity.

Single White E-Mail

Single White E-Mail

Author: Jessica Adams Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/01/2005

Saturday night is a nightmare when you're single. Saturday night is for couples and everyone knows it. Victoria 'Total Bloody Relationships Disaster' Shepworth is single and knows all about Saturday nights alone. A broken relationship with the guy she thought was 'the one' has led to a string of disastrous dates. Now she's fed-up with being on her own and is once again in search of the man of her dreams. But life begins to look decidedly more interesting when she becomes involved in an internet romance with glamorous Frenchman, Pierre Dubois. Little does she know he could be closer than she thinks...

I'm A Believer

I'm A Believer

Author: Jessica Adams Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/01/2005

I'm A Believer is a funny, moving and sophisticated novel about Mark Buckle, a cynical primary school teacher in south London who doesn't believe in anything, and absolutely, positively doesn't believe in life after death. Then, five days after his girlfriend, Catherine, dies in a car accident and he's trying to come to terms with his loss, she starts communicating with him and turns his world (and belief systems) upside-down. As the novel progresses, the truth about Mark's relationship with Catherine is revealed. And we encounter his friends and colleagues who provide support during this difficult time including Felix, a flamboyantly camp Australian, Caroline the Sloane who just longs to meet a nice man and Tess, drama teacher and practising Christian who starts to become increasingly attractive to Mark. Jessica Adams's characteristic humour is combined with an exploration of more serious issues that affect us all. I'm A Believer is a wonderful novel about love, life and what lies beyond.

21st Century Goddess The Modern Girl's Guide To The Universe

21st Century Goddess The Modern Girl's Guide To The Universe

Author: Jessica Adams, Jelena Glisic, Anthea Paul Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2004

This is the ultimate guide, a one-stop-shop, to all the things a girl needs to know in order to bring out her inner goddess. 21st Century Goddess spells out the nine key elements of popular spirituality and tells you how to put it to use in your everyday life. Written by the Charlie's Angels of the New Age, this book will help you decide what to wear, how to choose the right man, decorate your bedroom, mix potions for love, happiness and success, make sense of your dreams, boost your luck and lower your stress levels, harness your psychic energy and show you how to throw a fabulous goddess party. Chapters include: CHAKRAS AND AURAS; MAGIC AND RITUALS; DREAMS; CRYSTALS AND REMEDIES; ASTROLOGY; NUMEROLOGY; PSYCHIC POWER; ANGELS AND GODDESSES AND MIND MIRACLES.

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