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Jane Jackson - Author

About the Author

Jane Jackson is the author of several historical novels, many set in Cornwall, including Eye of the Wind (shortlisted for the RNA Award), Tide of Fortune, Dangerous Waters, The Chain GardenDevil’s Prize  and, from Severn House, Bonded Heart.

Featured books by Jane Jackson

Heart of Stone

Heart of Stone

Author: Jane Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2009

Shortlisted for the RNA Historical Novel of the Year 2011. In 1840’s Cornwall, 25-year-old Sarah Govier supports herself and her illegitimate son, Jory, on the income from Talvan, the granite quarry she inherited from her father.  But businessman Kinser Landry has good reason for wanting Talvan and will stop at nothing to get it.  Her problems mounting, Sarah turns in desperation to James Crago, a gunpowder manufacturer who owns land adjoining hers.   After twenty years as soldier and diplomat in India, Crago, 37, returned home, his face horrifically scarred, a wound sustained during his attempt to help the girl he loved escape a despotic raja. Local reaction to his appearance has turned him into a recluse.

Other books by Jane Jackson

Online Intercultural Education and Study Abroad Theory into Practice

Online Intercultural Education and Study Abroad Theory into Practice

Author: Jane Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2018

With the increasing focus on international education and study abroad programmes, Online Intercultural Education and Study Abroad meets the need for a text that addresses ways in which technology may be harnessed to enhance student experience. Combining case studies with theoretical insights, this book critically investigates the effectiveness of a fully online study abroad intervention that was designed to optimize intercultural learning in an international context. Intercultural education researchers and practitioners are provided with theory-based practical ideas such as eLearning strategies and online mentoring tips to help students maximise their intercultural education journey, intercultural competence development and social engagement while abroad. Both practical and research-focused, this volume considers a wide range of topics, including: Contemporary notions of experiential learning Guided critical reflection through e-mentoring A social contructivist orientation towards elearning pedgagogy Tools to help understand and measure learner development abroad Online Intercultural Education and Study Abroad is suitable for both novice and experienced study abroad practitioners, researchers and administrators. Satisfying the growing interest in using eLearning within study abroad programmes, this book will be a necessary point of reference for any institution that aims to enhance international educational experience, especially through the use of technology.

Online Intercultural Education and Study Abroad Theory into Practice

Online Intercultural Education and Study Abroad Theory into Practice

Author: Jane Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2018

With the increasing focus on international education and study abroad programmes, Online Intercultural Education and Study Abroad meets the need for a text that addresses ways in which technology may be harnessed to enhance student experience. Combining case studies with theoretical insights, this book critically investigates the effectiveness of a fully online study abroad intervention that was designed to optimize intercultural learning in an international context. Intercultural education researchers and practitioners are provided with theory-based practical ideas such as eLearning strategies and online mentoring tips to help students maximise their intercultural education journey, intercultural competence development and social engagement while abroad. Both practical and research-focused, this volume considers a wide range of topics, including: Contemporary notions of experiential learning Guided critical reflection through e-mentoring A social contructivist orientation towards elearning pedgagogy Tools to help understand and measure learner development abroad Online Intercultural Education and Study Abroad is suitable for both novice and experienced study abroad practitioners, researchers and administrators. Satisfying the growing interest in using eLearning within study abroad programmes, this book will be a necessary point of reference for any institution that aims to enhance international educational experience, especially through the use of technology.

The Master's Wife The Captain's Honour - Volume Two

The Master's Wife The Captain's Honour - Volume Two

Author: Jane Jackson Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/06/2016

The sequel to The Consul's Daughter, RNA Novel of the Year Finalist 2016. Cornwall, 1882. Now owner of her late father's shipyard, Caseley has drifted apart from her husband, Captain Jago Barata. Following the loss and heartbreak they have recently suffered, and unable to express their true feelings to one another, their marriage is at risk of collapse. When Jago is commissioned to undertake a voyage to turbulent Egypt - a mission of the utmost importance - Caseley, convinced she is about to lose him for good, risks everything by deciding to go with him. Will their marriage survive the dangers they are sailing into - and will they ever make it back to England? The second in The Captain's Honour series by Jane Jackson, The Master's Wife is a powerful and impeccably crafted novel by one of the most popular historical novelists around.

The Consul's Daughter

The Consul's Daughter

Author: Jane Jackson Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2016

Finalist in the RoNA Romantic Novel of the Year Awards 2016. The Consul's Daughter is the first in Jane Jackson's epic new historical series, The Captain's Honour. Caseley is the 21-year-old daughter of Teuder Bonython, successful shipyard owner and consul for Mexico. When Teuder falls ill, Caseley takes responsibility for the shipyard, the consulate, and her father's health - but as a young woman in Victorian England, she must hide her talents in a world dominated by men. Not being conventionally beautiful, Caseley also resigns herself to a life without love ... until she encounters Jago Barata, half-Spanish captain of a Bonython ship. Jago is fearless and determined, a brilliant sailor - he's also impudent, arrogant, and unnaturally perceptive. Love is the last thing on Caseley's mind as their every encounter sets her and Jago at each other's throats. Then, just when she thinks Jago is out of her life for good, fate intervenes. Caseley must deliver a letter to Spain on behalf of her father - a letter containing information that could seal the fate of Spain one way or another. It will be a journey filled with doubt, intrigue and danger - and the only ship leaving in time is Jago's...

The Consul's Daughter

The Consul's Daughter

Author: Jane Jackson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2015

Finalist in the RoNA Romantic Novel of the Year Awards 2016. The Consul's Daughter is the first in Jane Jackson's epic new historical series, The Captain's Honour. Caseley is the 21-year-old daughter of Teuder Bonython, successful shipyard owner and consul for Mexico. When Teuder falls ill, Caseley takes responsibility for the shipyard, the consulate, and her father's health - but as a young woman in Victorian England, she must hide her talents in a world dominated by men. Not being conventionally beautiful, Caseley also resigns herself to a life without love ... until she encounters Jago Barata, half-Spanish captain of a Bonython ship. Jago is fearless and determined, a brilliant sailor - he's also impudent, arrogant, and unnaturally perceptive. Love is the last thing on Caseley's mind as their every encounter sets her and Jago at each other's throats. Then, just when she thinks Jago is out of her life for good, fate intervenes. Caseley must deliver a letter to Spain on behalf of her father - a letter containing information that could seal the fate of Spain one way or another. It will be a journey filled with doubt, intrigue and danger - and the only ship leaving in time is Jago's...

Navigating Career Crossroads

Navigating Career Crossroads

Author: Jane Jackson Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2014

Navigating Career Crossroads shows you how to confidently take a new direction. This book delivers practical, actionable advice to help you land your dream position. You'll learn how to craft an attention-grabbing resume, how to expand your career network, the best way to really work with recruiters, and how to dazzle your new employer through the interview process. Follow these 7 essential steps for career success:Confidently manage changeAssess what makes you tickResumes & marketing communication Express your professional image Explore job search strategiesRelate your value at interviewsStrategies for career success Confidently conduct an effective job search and successfully transition into your new role. With these 7 steps it will be sooner than you think!

Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents

Author: Jane Jackson Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2014

Arriving at Gillyvean to brew the harvest beer, Bronnen Jewell is horrified to find a stranger - a powerfully built, dark haired stranger - changing the water pump on which the brew and her livelihood depend. Appalled by the number of deaths caused by exploding steam boilers, Santo Julyan is developing an entirely new and safe engine. His backer is Richard Vaughan, heir to Frederick Tregarron, owner of Gillyvean estate. Desperate to prove the viability of his new engine, Santo persuades Richard to let him fit one to the water pump supplying Gillyvean's brewhouse.Following the tragic loss of his wife and baby son, Richard immersed himself in work. But his world is turned upside down by the unexpected arrival at Gillyvean of Melanie Tregarron, a talented artist and Frederick's illegitimate youngest daughter. A shocking revelation shatters Bronnen's world; desperate for money Santo makes a choice that costs him everything; Melanie fears she will never be free of her past; and Richard has to face his deepest fear. To love demands courage: do they have enough?

Bonded Heart

Bonded Heart

Author: Jane Jackson Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/03/2014

A tale of love and hardship set in wild and beautiful 19th century Cornwall. Born into a once-respectable family, circumstances have reduced Roz Trevaskis to working at the local inn. In order to pay the fines incurred through her alcoholic mother's drunken behaviour, Roz has put herself in debt to some unpleasant people, and has reluctantly turned to smuggling. When her half-brother, Tom, is offered a job as an apprentice on the estate of the local JP, Branoc Casvellan, Roz realises this is an opportunity to dig her family out of trouble. Then Casvellan's brother catches smallpox, and it falls to Roz to nurse him - bringing her into close contact with her handsome employer. But how will Casvellan - and his family - react when the truth about Roz's life comes out?

A Place of Birds

A Place of Birds

Author: Jane Jackson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Nineteen-year-old Susanna Elliot rebels against her strict Quaker background which alienates her from her family and community. Rejected by the doctor she admires and is refused permission to take her dead brother's place in the family business, she flees to join her two cousins on their mission to China. All three leave Falmouth for Shanghai aboard a schooner owned by Lowell Hawke. Hawke's daring exploits have made him a legend along the China coast and Susanna finds herself involved in terrible danger - and love...

The Iron Road

The Iron Road

Author: Jane Jackson Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2013

By 1865 the Great Western Railway had spread across Cornwall changing the face of the countryside with earthworks and viaducts. Now a new line is under construction bringing with it an army of navvies who are feared by the locals, ill-used by the railway company, and a source of amusement for bored aristocratic ladies. Two men and two women of vastly differing backgrounds are drawn together by corruption, intrigue and tragedy. In the wake of disaster each must make choices and the stakes are high.

Dangerous Waters

Dangerous Waters

Author: Jane Jackson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2013

1812: With her guardian planning to remarry, 20-year-old Phoebe Dymond finds she is no longer welcome in his Falmouth home and is soon hustled aboard the packet ship Providence bound for Jamaica and an arranged marriage. A skilled herbalist and midwife, Phoebe clashes with ship's surgeon, Jowan Crossley. But their professional antagonism evolves into mutual respect and a deepening attraction neither dare acknowledge. Following a skirmish with a French privateer, Providence is robbed of crew by a Royal Navy frigate and arrives to find the island facing a slave revolt and Kingston flooded with French refugees. Escorted by Jowan to the plantation of which she will be mistress, terrifying events force Phoebe to relinquish all hope of the happiness she has glimpsed. But her journey is not yet over...

Eye of the Wind

Eye of the Wind

Author: Jane Jackson Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2013

Set in 1795, a year since Lord Roland Stratton left Cornwall for France to undertake a secret mission for the British government. When her father is felled by a stroke brought on by desperate financial problems, Melissa Tregonning has to try to keep the family boatyard running and pay off his debts. Determined to protect his reputation, she must keep his plight and her efforts a secret, even from her family. She is helped by a mysterious stranger discovered living in woods on her father's land. But who is he? Why does he seek solitude? And what - or who - caused his terrible wounds? Attraction neither dare acknowledge deepens into love. But dark secrets threaten to part them forever, until Melissa's courage leads to a revelation that changes everything.

Language, Identity and Study Abroad Sociocultural Perspectives

Language, Identity and Study Abroad Sociocultural Perspectives

Author: Jane Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/12/2008

A growing number of foreign language students are taking part in study and residence abroad programs but what actually happens when they cross cultures in an unfamiliar land? What effect can a sojourn have on their sense of self and their perceptions of the target language and culture? What factors affect their willingness to use the target language in social settings? This book is based on the premise that student sojourners and educators can benefit from a deeper understanding of the language, identity, and cultural factors that impact on the development of intercultural communicative competence and intercultural personhood, a new, alternative identity that is broader, more inclusive, more intercultural...something that will always contain the old and the new side by side to form a third kind - a kind that allows more openness and acceptance of differences in people (Kim, 2001: 232-3). Linking contemporary sociocultural/identity theories with practice, the relationship between language and cultural learning and identity reconstruction are examined through an ethnographic exploration of the actual experiences of study abroad participants. The book provides a unique, interdisciplinary perspective, addressing issues of importance to professionals in second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, cross-cultural psychology, speech communication, and intercultural communication.

Language, Identity and Study Abroad Sociocultural Perspectives

Language, Identity and Study Abroad Sociocultural Perspectives

Author: Jane Jackson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2008

A growing number of foreign language students are taking part in study and residence abroad programs but what actually happens when they cross cultures in an unfamiliar land? What effect can a sojourn have on their sense of self and their perceptions of the target language and culture? What factors affect their willingness to use the target language in social settings? This book is based on the premise that student sojourners and educators can benefit from a deeper understanding of the language, identity, and cultural factors that impact on the development of intercultural communicative competence and intercultural personhood, a new, alternative identity that is broader, more inclusive, more intercultural...something that will always contain the old and the new side by side to form a third kind - a kind that allows more openness and acceptance of differences in people (Kim, 2001: 232-3). Linking contemporary sociocultural/identity theories with practice, the relationship between language and cultural learning and identity reconstruction are examined through an ethnographic exploration of the actual experiences of study abroad participants. The book provides a unique, interdisciplinary perspective, addressing issues of importance to professionals in second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, cross-cultural psychology, speech communication, and intercultural communication.