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Jane Johnson - Author

About the Author

Jane Johnson is a writer and publisher who for part of each year lives in a village in the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco, and part of the year in her native Cornwall. She met and married her Berber husband while researching The Tenth Gift.

 

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Featured books by Jane Johnson

The Tenth Gift

The Tenth Gift

Author: Jane Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2009

Jane Johnson's The Tenth Gift is an wonderfully escapist page-turner set in seventeenth century Cornwall and Morocco,based on spine-tinglingly shocking historical fact, with a romantic hidden love story at its heart. His parting gift to her was a new beginning...Julia Lovat walks away from her seven-year affair with Michael with a broken heart and a book of secrets. Her book tells the true story of Cat Treganna, kidnapped by Barbary pirates and sold into slavery in Morocco four hundred years ago. When Julia travels to Morocco to discover Cat's fate, she is quickly lost in an exotic and vibrant land. Yet her guide is Idriss, a man so charismatic and beguiling that their meeting feels like destiny. And so, in the heat and dust, two love stories, separated by four centuries, entwine and blossom... The Tenth Gift is an enthralling story of secrets and discovering love where you least expect it. I really couldn't put it down. Exciting and romantic (oh so romantic!) and there is so much suspense. The descriptions are fabulous . (Barbara Erskine). Wildly yet convincingly romantic ...a sensitive portrayal of Muslim culture and a delectable adventure of the heart . ( USA Today ). An unashamedly escapist page-turner that will be enjoyed by fans of Kate Mosse and Philippa Gregory . ( Daily Mail ). An atmospheric and hugely romantic adventure story . ( Marie Claire ). Jane Johnson was raised in Cornwall but now lives for half the year in a remote mountain village in Morocco. She is the author of The Tenth Gift , The Salt Road and The Sultan's Wife . She has been involved in the book industry for many years and combines her work as a publisher with writing for both adults and children.

Other books by Jane Johnson

Court of Lions

Court of Lions

Author: Jane Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Kate Fordham fled to Spain to start a new life. Amid the sunlit streets of Granada and the earthly paradise of the Alhambra's gardens, towers and courtyards, she's left her past far behind. But fate is about to bring her face-to-face with her greatest fear. Five centuries ago, a message was hidden in the Alhambra's walls. There it has lain, undisturbed by the tides of history - the fall of Granada, the expulsion of its last Sultan - until Kate discovers it. Born of love in a time of desperation and danger, Kate's discovery will be the catalyst that changes her life.

Court of Lions

Court of Lions

Author: Jane Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/07/2017

Kate Fordham fled to Spain to start a new life. Amid the sunlit streets of Granada and the earthly paradise of the Alhambra's gardens, towers and courtyards, she's left her past far behind. But fate is about to bring her face-to-face with her greatest fear. Five centuries ago, a message was hidden in the Alhambra's walls. There it has lain, undisturbed by the tides of history - the fall of Granada, the expulsion of its last Sultan - until Kate discovers it. Born of love in a time of desperation and danger, Kate's discovery will be the catalyst that changes her life.

Court of Lions

Court of Lions

Author: Jane Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2017

Kate Fordham fled to Spain to start a new life. Amid the sunlit streets of Granada and the earthly paradise of the Alhambra's gardens, towers and courtyards, she's left her past far behind. But fate is about to bring her face-to-face with her greatest fear. Five centuries ago, a message was hidden in the Alhambra's walls. There it has lain, undisturbed by the tides of history - the fall of Granada, the expulsion of its last Sultan - until Kate discovers it. Born of love in a time of desperation and danger, Kate's discovery will be the catalyst that changes her life.

Court of Lions

Court of Lions

Author: Jane Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2017

Kate Fordham fled to Spain to start a new life. Amid the sunlit streets of Granada and the earthly paradise of the Alhambra's gardens, towers and courtyards, she's left her past far behind. But fate is about to bring her face-to-face with her greatest fear. Five centuries ago, a message was hidden in the Alhambra's walls. There it has lain, undisturbed by the tides of history - the fall of Granada, the expulsion of its last Sultan - until Kate discovers it. Born of love in a time of desperation and danger, Kate's discovery will be the catalyst that changes her life.

The Big Back Book: Tips & Tricks for Therapists

The Big Back Book: Tips & Tricks for Therapists

Author: Jane Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2016

The book...uses a very simple yet effective style of line drawing for the ample illustrations. This makes learning the manual techniques very easy to comprehend. -- Doody's Reviews (starred review) ...jam-packed with...information and illustrations....a practical, compact, and handy guide to assessing and treating clients who have any number of complaints pertaining to their neck, back and spine and providing aftercare instructions. -- BIZ INDIA For any therapist who has been challenged by a client complaining of pain or stiffness in the neck or back, The Big Back Book: Tips & Tricks for Therapists is packed with ideas and suggestions for the assessment, treatment, and aftercare of the spine. The author shares tips gathered from many years of experience as a physical therapist and massage therapist, providing step-by-step guidance on everything from testing range of motion and documenting findings, to locating specific muscles and vertebrae, to identifying the source of pain and managing posture and muscle tone issues. With a clear and conversational writing style and easy-to-follow organization of chapters, this book allows readers to gain valuable insights and immediately apply techniques into practice. Highlights: Organizes material by sections on cervical spine, thoracic spine, and lumbar spine with each section following a consistent format to aid in quick reference of needed information Presents commonly asked questions, answered by the author, throughout the text Offers helpful hints for encouraging client self-care Includes useful tables, forms, checklists, and questionnaires to optimize treatment outcomes Clarifies methods and concepts with more than 900 simple line drawings The wealth of practical advice and information contained within makes The Big Back Book: Tips & Tricks for Therapists a must-have volume for massage therapists, physical therapists, and osteopaths with clients seeking relief from neck and back pain. Practitioners and students alike will enhance their knowledge and expand their repertoire of assessment and treatment techniques.

Postural Correction

Postural Correction

Author: Jane Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2016

Postural Correction presents 30 of the most commonly occurring postural conditions in a comprehensive format, providing hands-on therapists and body workers the knowledge and resources to help clients address malalignments. Focusing on treatment rather than assessment, it takes a direct approach and applies specific techniques to improve posture from an anatomical rather than aesthetic perspective. Techniques vary for each posture correction, including deep tissue massage, simple passive stretches, soft tissue release, common trigger points and gentle limb traction. Postural Correction, a valuable adjunct to any joint-manipulative technique, will help professionals do both by correcting malalignments at a specific joint and with a more holistic approach.

The Sultan's Wife

The Sultan's Wife

Author: Jane Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2013

The author of The Salt Road and The Tenth Gift Jane Johnson returns with a captivating historical novel The Sultan's Wife set in Morocco. Morocco, 1677. The tyrannical King Ismail resides over the palace of Meknes. Through the sweltering heat of the palace streets, Nus Nus, slave to the King and forced into his live of servitude as court scribe, is sent to the apothecary. There he discovers the bloody corpse of the herb man, and becomes entangled in a plot to frame him for the murder. Juggling the tempestuous Moroccan king, sorceress queen Zidana and the malicious Grand Vizier is his only hope to escape the blame. Meanwhile, young, fair Alys Swann is captured during her crossing to England, where she is due to be wed. Sold into Ismail's harem, she is forced to choose: renounce her faith or die. An unlikely alliance develops between Alys and Nus Nus, one that will help them to survive the horrifying ordeals of the Moroccan court. Brimming with rich historical detail and peppered with real characters, from Charles I to Samuel Pepys, The Sultan's Wife is a story of enduring love and adventure. 'Jane Johnson writes the sort of books you want to tell everyone about - they hook you from the first page and sweep you along with passion, history and romance. I'm addicted' Katie Fforde 'An utterly compelling story' Stuart MacBride, author of Cold Granite 'Imagine the darkest Arabian Tale combined with Tremain's glorious Restoration' Essie Fox, author of The Somnambulist 'An irresistible page turner - I loved it' Barbara Erskine 'Full of intrigue, deceit, skulduggery and murder. It has romance in it, but also heartbreak and personal tragedy. It's deeply evocative of North Africa - the sights, the smells, the culture, but there are also great depictions of London at the time, and the court of Charles II. I really enjoyed it' Ben Kane, bestselling author of Spartacus: The Gladiator 'Far more than a rip-roaring read: it's a true work of art. Deftly recreating the court intrigue of the tyrannical Moroccan Sultan Moulay Ismail - with all its trappings of superstition, black magic and torture - it sucks you down through interleaving layers steeped in blood, sweat and raw adrenalin, to a mesmerising bedrock of real history... The Sultan's Wife gets inside you, conjuring its magic long after you read the last line' Tahir Shah, author of The Caliph's House Jane Johnson was raised in Cornwall but now lives for half the year in a remote mountain village in Morocco. Her first novel set in North Africa is The Tenth Gift, and this was followed by The Salt Road. The Sultan's Wife is her third Moroccan novel. She has been involved in the book industry for many years and combines her work as a publisher with writing for both adults and children.

Therapeutic Stretching

Therapeutic Stretching

Author: Jane Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2012

Stretching to relieve musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Covering all forms of stretches for able-bodied, injured and selected special populations, Therapeutic Stretching is a comprehensive resource for both practitioners and students of massage therapy, osteopathy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation and personal training. Therapeutic Stretching offers both passive and active rehabilitative stretches for musculoskeletal conditions and injuries of the foot and ankle, knee and leg, hip and thigh, upper limb, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand and fingers, and back and neck. Featuring more than 230 colour photographs, Therapeutic Stretching provides excellent visual instruction on client positioning and the most effective handholds for the application of passive stretches to various joints and soft tissues. Therapeutic Stretching is part of the Hands-On Guides for Therapists Series providing tools of assessment and treatment particularly for massage therapists, but may also prove useful to osteopaths and fitness instructors.

Postural Assessment

Postural Assessment

Author: Jane Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2011

This title is the latest addition to the bestselling Hands-On Guides for Therapists series! Postural Assessment is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to assessing posture, with tips that will enable you to perform your observations in a confident and competent manner. This book focuses on what posture reveals about the relationships among various body parts so that you can be better informed about whether such relationships are causing or contributing to pain or discomfort. The emphasis is on the assessment of static posture in standing and seated positions. This is the latest book by Jane Johnson in the Hands-On Guides for Therapists and is written for complete beginners in the use of postural assessment as an examination tool which will generate ideas about what to look for, how to identify common postural forms and how to make sense of your observations. This title is featured at sport medicine events throughout the UK and Europe. Mailing of this title is to medicine and rehabilitation professionals. E-mail marketing campaign to contacts interested in medicine and rehabilitation. This title is also featured in Human Kinetics' monthly Academic E-Newsletter sent to over 8,000 subscribers, and on Human Kinetics' Health & Fitness Blog.

The Salt Road

The Salt Road

Author: Jane Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2011

Jane Johnson's The Salt Road is a magical historical adventure which brings the most unlikely of people together in an epic quest that spans the decades and the hot, shifting sands of Morocco. 'My dear Isabelle, in the attic you will find a box with your name on it.' Isabelle's archaeologist father dies leaving a puzzle: a mysterious African amulet. But what is it? And why did he want her to have it? On impulse she takes a plane to Morocco to find out. But has Isabelle's curiosity got the better of her? Almost killed in an accident which damages the amulet (revealing more of its secrets), she realises she must be careful. But when her rescuer, Taib, who knows the dunes and their peoples, offers to help uncover the amulet's history, she cannot resist uncovering the story of Tin Hanan - She of the Tents - who made a legendary desert crossing alone, and her descendant Mariata. Across years and over hot, shifting sands, tracking the Salt Road, the stories of Isabelle and Taib, Mariata and her lover, become entangled with that of the lost amulet. It is a tale of souls wounded by history and of love blossoming on barren ground. Praise for Jane Johnson: 'An exotic page-turner that links the fates of two women' Woman & Home 'A magical Moroccan adventure . . . unputdownable' She 'An unashamedly escapist page-turner that will be enjoyed by fans of Kate Mosse' Daily Mail 'Atmospheric and hugely romantic' Marie Claire Jane Johnson is from Cornwall and worked for many years in London. In 2005 she was in Morocco researching the story of a distant ancestor kidnapped by Barbary pirates and sold into slavery - the basis of her first novel, The Tenth Gift - when a near-fatal climbing accident caused her to rethink her future. She returned home, gave up her office job in London and moved to Morocco - where she found and married her Berber husband. Her third novel, The Sultan's Wife is set in sixteenth century Morocco and England and is published by Penguin.

Soft Tissue Release Hands-on Guide for Therapists

Soft Tissue Release Hands-on Guide for Therapists

Author: Jane Johnson Format: Microfilm Release Date: 04/05/2009

Soft Tissue Release is a clear, concise, and practical book that guides you in understanding and applying the three types of soft tissue release (STR): passive (clients do not help), active assisted (clients and therapists work together), and active (clients do it on their own). Rather than focus on the specific purposes of soft tissue release, this text provides basic information about the therapy and prepares readers to perform the techniques. The result is a text that professionals and students in massage therapy, physiotherapy, and osteopathy will find invaluable. Soft Tissue Release thoroughly explains the differences between the three types of STR by providing step-by-step descriptions on performing each type along with the key holds, moves, and stances for various muscles. The descriptions are accompanied by handy reference charts indicating the types of clients and situations in which each technique is particularly useful. Complete instructions explain how to apply STR to various parts of the body--the trunk, the lower limbs, and the upper limbs--and detail the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. Numerous full-color photos depict the locks and stretches. The book also explains how to use alternative options--such as massage tools and forearms, fists, and elbows--to protect the hands and thumbs from overuse. Tips sidebars provide short, practical comments on applying the techniques, while Client Talk boxes share the author's experiences and provide insight on situations that a therapist is likely to encounter. Each chapter ends with Quick Questions to test knowledge of the information, and answers are provided at the end of the book. A quick-reference photo index allows readers to look up techniques based on the client's position--prone, supine, sitting, or side lying--and find the page number for the complete instructions for that technique. Finally, Soft Tissue Release shows how to incorporate the proper techniques into a treatment program. The book guides readers through the consultation process and provides examples of initial questions to ask clients and various assessment forms that therapists can use in identifying clients' needs. Using case studies and comparisons, the book shows how the data gleaned from clients can guide the design of an effective treatment program. Soft Tissue Release will help the STR techniques come alive through its clear, detailed instruction and the numerous photos showing the techniques being applied by professionals. Whether you are a student or a professional, Soft Tissue Release will help you gain proficiency and confidence in these techniques.

The Tenth Gift

The Tenth Gift

Author: Jane Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2009

Jane Johnson's The Tenth Gift is an wonderfully escapist page-turner set in seventeenth century Cornwall and Morocco,based on spine-tinglingly shocking historical fact, with a romantic hidden love story at its heart. His parting gift to her was a new beginning...Julia Lovat walks away from her seven-year affair with Michael with a broken heart and a book of secrets. Her book tells the true story of Cat Treganna, kidnapped by Barbary pirates and sold into slavery in Morocco four hundred years ago. When Julia travels to Morocco to discover Cat's fate, she is quickly lost in an exotic and vibrant land. Yet her guide is Idriss, a man so charismatic and beguiling that their meeting feels like destiny. And so, in the heat and dust, two love stories, separated by four centuries, entwine and blossom... The Tenth Gift is an enthralling story of secrets and discovering love where you least expect it. I really couldn't put it down. Exciting and romantic (oh so romantic!) and there is so much suspense. The descriptions are fabulous . (Barbara Erskine). Wildly yet convincingly romantic ...a sensitive portrayal of Muslim culture and a delectable adventure of the heart . ( USA Today ). An unashamedly escapist page-turner that will be enjoyed by fans of Kate Mosse and Philippa Gregory . ( Daily Mail ). An atmospheric and hugely romantic adventure story . ( Marie Claire ). Jane Johnson was raised in Cornwall but now lives for half the year in a remote mountain village in Morocco. She is the author of The Tenth Gift , The Salt Road and The Sultan's Wife . She has been involved in the book industry for many years and combines her work as a publisher with writing for both adults and children.

An Idealist Justification of Punishment

An Idealist Justification of Punishment

Author: Jane Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2008

Tenth Gift

Tenth Gift

Author: Jane Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 20/05/2008

An enthralling story of secrets and discovering love where you least expect it, in The Tenth Gift the art of embroidery uncannily links two fascinating women of different eras and their equally passionate love storiesIn an expensive London restaurant, Julia Lovat receives a gift that changes her life. At first glance it is a book of exquisite seventeenth-century embroidery patterns belonging to a woman named Catherine Ann Tregenna. Yet in its margins are the faintest diary entries; they reveal that ';Cat' and others were stolen from their Cornish church in 1625 by Muslim pirates and taken on a brutal voyage to Morocco to be auctioned off as slaves. Captivated by this dramatic discovery, Julia sets off to North Africa to determine the authenticity of the book and to uncover more of Cat's mesmerizing story. There, in the company of a charismatic Moroccan guide, amid the sultry heat, the spice markets, and exotic ruins, Julia will discover secrets long buried. And in Moroccojust as Cat did before hershe will lose her heart.Though they live almost 400 years apart, the stories of these two women converge in an extraordinary and haunting manner that begs the question, is history fated to repeat itself? "e;The Tenth Gift is wildly yet convincingly romantica rare comboboth a sensitive portrayal of Muslim culture and a delectable adventure of the heart."e;USA Today

Ready for Bed!

Ready for Bed!

Author: Jane Johnson, Gaby Hansen Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2007

With her youngest bunny still wide-awake, Mrs Rabbit must try all the tricks she knows to coax her little bunny to sleep. But even if the lullabies, the bubbly bath, the warm milk and the cuddles work their magic, will Mrs Rabbit ever get any peace?

The Secret Country

The Secret Country

Author: Jane Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2007

Ready for Bed!

Ready for Bed!

Author: Jane Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2003

Ready for Bed! Written by Jane Johnson Illustrated by Gaby Hansen oAaah, peace and quiet at last,o sighed Mrs Rabbit, tucking her children into bed. But it doesnAt last for long! With her youngest little bunny still wide-awake, Mrs Rabbit must try all the tricks she knows to coax her little bunny to sleep. But even if the lullabies, the bubbly bath, the warm milk and the cuddles work their magic, will Mrs Rabbit get her peace and quiet?

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