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Jo Baker

Biography

Jo Baker

Jo Baker was born in Lancashire and educated at Oxford University and Queen’s University Belfast. She is the author of the bestselling novel LONGBOURN, as well as A COUNTRY ROAD, A TREE; THE UNDERTOW; THE TELLING; THE MERMAID'S CHILD; and OFFCOMER. She lives in Lancaster, England.

Jo Baker

Books by Jo Baker

by Jo Baker - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

When a young writer accepts a job at a university in the remote English countryside, it's meant to be a fresh start, away from the bustle of London and the scene of a violent assault she is desperate to forget. But despite the distractions of her new life and the demands of single motherhood, her nerves continue to jangle. To make matters worse, a vicious debate about violence against women inflames the tensions and mounting rivalries in her creative-writing class. When a troubled student starts turning in chapters that blur the lines between fiction and reality, the professor recognizes herself as the main character in his book --- and he has written her a horrific fate. Will she be able to stop life imitating art before it's too late?

by Jo Baker - Fiction, Historical Fiction

In 1939 Paris, the ground rumbles with the footfall of Nazi soldiers marching along the Champs-Élysées, and a young, unknown writer, recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes one last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart. Soon he will put them both in mortal danger by joining the Resistance. Through the years that follow, we are witness to the workings of a uniquely brilliant mind struggling to create a language to express a shattered world.

by Jo Baker - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Malin has always been different, and when her father dies, leaving her alone, her choice is clear: stay and remain an outsider forever, or leave in search of the mythical inheritance she is certain awaits her. Apprenticed to a series of strange and wonderful characters, Malin embarks on a grueling journey that crosses oceans and continents --- from the high seas to desert plains --- and leads to a discovery that she never could have expected.

by Jo Baker - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

In Jo Baker's reimagining of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Sarah, an orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. When a mysterious new footman arrives, the orderly realm of the servants’ hall threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended.

by Jo Baker - Family, Fiction

The story of the Hastings family --- their secrets, their loves and losses, dreams and heartbreaks --- captured in a series of individual moments that follow four generations of the family between the First World War and the present.