Wendy Jones - Author

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Wendy Jones grew up in 1970’s suburbia, reading Mandy comic and eating Angel Delight for desert. Aged seven, she got a Brownie ‘Hostess’ Badge for which she set out a gold, wheeled trolley with a tea set and poured tea for the examiner.

Holidays were more productively spent at the ‘end of the world in the west of Wales’, playing in the undertaker’s workshop and paint shop that belonged to an uncle. It was a lot more fun than being good in suburbia and has provided ample material for her novels.  
 
The first person to do an MA in Life Writing at UEA, Wendy has a PhD in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths, where she teaches. She wrote Portrait of an Artist as a Young Girl, a biography of Grayson Perry, and hosts the literary programme ‘Interesting Conversations’ on Resonance104.4fm. Film rights to The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals, the first in the Wilfred Price series, have been sold.

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The Importance of Dads and Grandmas to the Breastfeeding Mother: UK Version

The Importance of Dads and Grandmas to the Breastfeeding Mother: UK Version

Author: Wendy Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/12/2016

Breastfeeding works best when dads and grandmas support and encourage mothers. Dads and grandmas may want to help, but don't know how. The Importance of Dads and Grandmas to the Breastfeeding Mother provides an overview of breastfeeding and offers many specific suggestions on how to support breastfeeding mothers. Wendy Jones has been supporting breastfeeding families since 1987, and is now a grandmother of four breastfed children. Following the birth of first grandson, she looked for information that would help her support her daughter. Coming from that new perspective, she learned even more about breastfeeding than she had as a breastfeeding mother. Her goal is to show how partners and grandmothers can help the women in their lives who have just given birth. This book began as a tribute Wendy Jones' son-in-law, who died at the age 35, 3 months after becoming a new father. It has developed into a tool that will support other new families. The Importance of Dads and Grandmas to the Breastfeeding Mother is dedicated to his memory.

Why Mothers' Medication Matters

Why Mothers' Medication Matters

Author: Wendy Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2016

Prescribing medication for breastfeeding women can be complex, and often there are no studies to show whether drugs are safe for lactating women. Yet mothers often need medication: whether short term use of painkillers, mental health drugs, or drugs to treat chronic conditions Wendy Jones gives mothers and those treating them the information they need to make decisions about medication, while allaying fears that many have about adverse effects on babies of drugs passing through breastmilk as well as explaining the cautions on patient information leaflets in all medication boxes. Why Mothers' Medication Matters is a practical, reassuring book that aims to put mothers and babies at the heart of their own care.

The Sex Lives of English Women Intimate Questions and Unexpected Answers

The Sex Lives of English Women Intimate Questions and Unexpected Answers

Author: Wendy Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

'There's a lot of stigma attached to sex. Particularly with women, you have a big dichotomy between: Do you have sex? Do you not? Do you be a slut? Do you be a virgin? Do you be a prude? Do you be a man-whore? You can't really win.' Women are always being told how to be sexy, but are rarely asked what actually turns them on. Wendy Jones wanted to find out, so she interviewed twenty-four women from all walks of life, including a burlesque dancer, a girl guide leader, a shop assistant, a ninety-four year old who remembers the sexual freedom of the war, a transexual, a nun, a feminist into BDSM, a covered Muslim, a mother, a student, a polyamorist, and a sexual healer. The women talked about their lives, bodies, sexual fantasies and relationships, about what they've learned, how they have been hurt, what they enjoy and what they long for. The interviews are frank, engaging, and surprising. Each woman is unique but together they speak for a majority, and it's time we listened. This honest and inspiring exploration of female desire will change the way we think and talk about sex forever. 'English women have a reputation for being reserved and uptight; actually behind closed doors we're outrageous.'

World is a Wedding

World is a Wedding

Author: Wendy Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Beginning DirectX 9

Beginning DirectX 9

Author: Wendy Jones Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/05/2004

There exists a gap in the game programming market where beginning programmers are finding themselves without an introductory guide. Existing books focus on the 3D component of DirectX only, leaving readers without a complete understanding of DirectX. In order to fully understand DirectX and the game programming process, readers need examples that build on previous chapters to guide them through to the completion of a playable game. Beginning DirectX 9 does just that. Readers should have basic understanding of 3D math and C++. With this rudimentary experience, Beginning DirextX 9 enables readers to create a playable game using easy-to-understand examples.

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