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“Jane Davis is one of my newfound heroes. A prizewinning literary author who tackles the trickiest of subjects and has turned to producing the very finest self-published literary works. She’s a wonderful writer I’m cheering on full voice.”  Dan Holloway

“Jane Davis is an extraordinary writer, whose deft blend of polished prose and imaginative intelligence makes you feel in the safest of hands.” JJ Marsh, author of Tread Softly and Behind Closed Doors

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OUT NOW – AN UNCHOREOGRAPHED LIFE

“Jane Davis’s writing… effortlessly flows from one line to the next. She really knows how to make her prose sing. It’s practically poetry… her characters really jump off the page. I could visualize them from the get-go… And Davis knows how to give her characters flaws without making her readers hate them.”
 
Jessica Bell, author of Bitter Like Orange Peel, The Book and String Bridge

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‘Davis’s unflinching new novel of a ballerina who turns to prostitution is populated with a deeply flawed but inimitably human cast whose tumultuous lives are shored up by carefully-guarded secrets. Watch them come crashing down.’

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A FUNERAL FOR AN OWL

“A richly detailed novel peopled with nuanced characters, sharp dialogue and thought-provoking situations which encourage the reader to stop and wonder, ‘What would I do?’ The setting is subtle yet realistic and creates a world you are reluctant to leave”

JJ Marsh, author of Tread Softly and Behind Closed Doors, actor, director, teacher, writer, journalist and editor, Words With Jam

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Here’s what reviewers had to say: 

Jane Davis has an incredible eye for character’ Compulsion Reads

‘Davis touches on many themes, including the underclass, restraints against
teachers, family, and the struggle to break the cycle of poverty and
ignorance.’ Amazon reviewer

In August 2013, Compulsion Reads selected These Fragile Things as one of their Irrestistible Reads.

September 2013, Compulsion Reads endorsed I Stopped Time, writing, “Touching, exciting, romantic and tender, this novel shines in the deft hands of its author.”    

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“The claustrophobic emotional intensity of the characters makes this unputdownable at times, but whatever you believe about Judy, this novel will make you think.”

Evie Woolmore, author of The Salt Factory and Equilibrium

 

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Here’s what reviewers had to say: 

A brilliantly imaginative and quirkily fresh take on the world. Brimful of originality and creativity.’ The Literary Consultancy

‘An elegant and understated prose style with a very satisfying rhythm. This is really very good writing indeed.’ Debi Alper

‘Leaves one panting to read more.’ Jill Foulston

‘With each curve ball Davis throws at the Joneses you can’t help but ache for this family that is desperate to keep some sense of normalcy.’ Compulsion Reads

‘Never wastes a word.’ Geoffrey West

Click here to read Jane’s interview about These Fragile Things

“A wonderful tale of a son re-evaluating everything he thought he knew about his mother… This novel has charm in abundance, due to its acutely observed settings and period detail, intriguing characters who do not give up their secrets easily, and a glorious level of background detail… This is a book you resent having to put down.”

JJ Marsh, author of Tread Softly and Behind Closed Doors, actor, director, teacher, writer, journalist and editor, Words With Jam

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I’d like to buy a copy now. To purchase an ebook of I Stopped Time from Amazon in your coountry of choice click here. To buy the paperback click here. To purchase from Amazon.com, please scroll down the page and use widgets.

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Here’s what reviewers had to say:

‘A classy and engaging novel’ – Hilary Johnson

‘Intellectually and emotionally engaging.’ James Metcalf

‘I think it will be hard to find something I have enjoyed reading so much for
quite a while!’ Kathleen

‘Stunning writing, with points of brilliance scattered effortlessly throughout.’ Debbie Young

‘Just magical.’ Good Vintage 69

Click here to read Jane’s interview about I Stopped Time

 

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German Translation available to purchase from Diana Verlag and Amazon.de

Jane replies to all emails personally. Please drop her a line at janerossdale@btinternet.com and put ‘Books’ in the heading.