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Jane Rogers - Author

About the Author

Jane Rogers has written eight novels including Her living Image (Somerset Maugham Award), Mr Wroe’s Virgins (Guardian Fiction Prize runner-up), Promised Lands (Writers Guild Best Novel Award),  Island (Orange long-listed),  and The Voyage Home. She has written drama for radio and TV, including an award-winning adaptation of Mr Wroe’s Virgins for BBC2.  Her radio work includes both original drama and Classic Serial adaptations. She has taught writing at the University of Adelaide,  Paris Sorbonne IV, and on a radio-writing project in Eastern Uganda. She is Professor of Writing at Sheffield Hallam University, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Jane lives on the edge of the moors in Lancashire.

Featured books by Jane Rogers

The Testament of Jessie Lamb

The Testament of Jessie Lamb

Author: Jane Rogers Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2012. Jessie Lamb is an ordinary girl living in extraordinary times: as her world collapses, her idealism and courage drive her towards the ultimate act of heroism. If the human race is to survive, it's up to her. Set just a month or two in the future, in a world irreparably altered by an act of biological terrorism, The Testament of Jessie Lamb explores a young woman's determination to make her life count for something, as the certainties of her childhood are ripped apart.

Other books by Jane Rogers

Conrad & Eleanor a drama of one couple's marriage, love and family, as they head towards crisis

Conrad & Eleanor a drama of one couple's marriage, love and family, as they head towards crisis

Author: Jane Rogers Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/06/2016

A BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime When Conrad fails to return home from a science conference, Eleanor guesses he may at last be reacting to her infidelity. Or has he finally tired of his stagnating job in transplant research? Eleanor's own scientific career has forged ahead, while Conrad played main carer to their children. The four children, now adult, fear for their father but seem to have little sympathy for their tough ambitious mother. Meanwhile, a long way from home, Conrad is alone, scared and on the run.

Hitting Trees with Sticks

Hitting Trees with Sticks

Author: Jane Rogers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2012

Separate Tracks

Separate Tracks

Author: Jane Rogers Format: eBook Release Date: 23/08/2012

Orph is a strange, silent, friendless young man. Emma meets him when she comes to work at the children's home where he lives. She offers him a room in her student flat. But there, amid the love affairs and politics of university life, Orph's alienation only grows deeper, and his lonely course has the most desperate of consequences.

Ice is Singing

Ice is Singing

Author: Jane Rogers Format: eBook Release Date: 23/08/2012

Driving through the snowbound Yorkshire countryside, stopping at anonymous hotels, Marion is prepared to do anything to escape her memories. She begins to write stories, stories that take her into other people's lives. But as she is drawn back into her own world, she must face the things that made her long for escape.

Her Living Image

Her Living Image

Author: Jane Rogers Format: eBook Release Date: 23/08/2012

What happens when your husband falls in love with the woman you might have become? Eighteen-year-old Carolyn Tanner lies in a hospital bed. Recovering from an accident, she imagines herself returning to her parents' home, marrying her childhood sweetheart and becoming a mother. Instead, she joins a women's cooperative and becomes a landscape architect. But as her dream and her real life entangle, she must search to find her true self.

The Testament of Jessie Lamb

The Testament of Jessie Lamb

Author: Jane Rogers Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2012. Jessie Lamb is an ordinary girl living in extraordinary times: as her world collapses, her idealism and courage drive her towards the ultimate act of heroism. If the human race is to survive, it's up to her. Set just a month or two in the future, in a world irreparably altered by an act of biological terrorism, The Testament of Jessie Lamb explores a young woman's determination to make her life count for something, as the certainties of her childhood are ripped apart.

Testament of Jessie Lamb

Testament of Jessie Lamb

Author: Jane Rogers Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2011

Set a month or two into the future, in a world irreperably altered by an act of biological terrorism, The Testament of Jessie Lamb explores a young woman's determination to make her life count.

The Voyage Home

The Voyage Home

Author: Jane Rogers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2005

When Anne Harrington decides to return from her father's burial by boat, she is advised strongly against it. The journey from Nigeria back to England is too long, she is warned: far better to return to her old routine as quickly as possible. But Anne is not quite alone: she has her father's belongings, and more particularly, his diaries from his time in Africa. Many years earlier, Anne's parents had made the opposite journey, arriving in Nigeria to run a mission in the east of the country. It was a time of new beginnings for her father, David, and her mother, Miriam, but also of great tensions: Miriam found local attitudes towards women restricting her role and her freedom; while David's theological differences with his staff were to have wider and more serious repercussions. For Anne, meanwhile, the voyage home is not turning out to be the haven of solitude she is hoping for. Deep inside the ship, hidden among the containers, she discovers a pair of stowaways, desperate not to be discovered. And though Anne promises not to reveal their existence to the crew, if she does not find help, one of them may die ...

Promised Lands

Promised Lands

Author: Jane Rogers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2000

Winner of the Writers' Guild Best Fiction Book Award, 1996 The year is 1788, the place New South Wales. Marine Lieutenant William Dawes has arrived in the Antipodes to build an observatory, reform the convicts and understand the Aborigines. He is a good man who will be subject to many temptations. In England, now, a child is born. His mother knows he has extraordinary powers; his father knows he is a helpless cripple. Olla, defending and nurturing her miraculous son, emerges as one of the strangest and most compelling characters of contemporary fiction. Jane Rogers intertwines the powerful dramas of the first year of the convict-colony with these present-day lives to make a rich and gripping novel.

Island

Island

Author: Jane Rogers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2000

The island is a place where things are not quite as they appear; a magical place where the murder of a reclusive woman is not a cut and dried case. 'I thought I had come to the island to wrest control of my life back from the woman who had sabotaged it. But I was wrong. My mother was still writing my plot.' Nikki Black, intent on punishing the mother who abandoned her at birth, goes to the island with only one aim in mind: revenge. But her plans are confounded by the discovery that she has a brother. Not just any brother but a brother strangely possessed by their mother; a brother with a terrifying violent streak; an apparent simpleton whose head is filled with the stories of past islanders, Crofters, Vikings, Little People. A brother whose dangerous love and strange way of seeing the world transform Nikki's life.

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