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Jess Kidd

Autor(a) de Things in Jars

5+ Works 2,398 Membros 127 Críticas 2 Favorited

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Séries

Obras por Jess Kidd

Things in Jars (2019) 942 exemplares
Himself (2016) 551 exemplares
The Hoarder (2017) 520 exemplares
The Night Ship (2022) 371 exemplares

Associated Works

The Haunting Season: Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights (2021) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
The Winter Spirits: Ghostly Tales for Festive Nights (2023) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1973
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Richmond, Surrey, England, UK
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Educação
Open University
Ocupações
creative writing teacher
Agente
Susan Armstrong (C+W)

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Jess completed her first degree in Literature with The Open University after leaving college to have her daughter. She continued to work and study part-time, finally gaining a PhD in the field of creative writing studies. Jess’s dissertation focused on the ways in which disparate modes and genres can be brought into correspondence to create new hybrid forms in crime fiction. Her research covered several key crime fiction and magical realist texts, along with the work of John Millington Synge and Dylan Thomas. Jess has taught creative writing at undergraduate level and to adult learners. She has also worked as a support worker specialising in acquired brain injury, a PA to a Rector, and an administrator at a local community centre.

Jess was brought up in London as part of a large family from Mayo, and plans to settle somewhere along the west coast of Ireland in the next few years. Until then, she lives in London with her daughter.

Membros

Críticas

Such fantastic writing! I have never been to Ireland and yet I feel I took a journey and it was grand. I look forward to reading more of her work!
 
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asendor | 38 outras críticas | Feb 15, 2024 |
I am not really sure what genre this strange and wonderful book belongs to. Part crime thriller, part fairy tale set in the Victorian era, but hardly historical fiction. The plot is dark and light, gritty and tender, fantastic and familiar, unfolding in prose that is excellent, textured, and lush. The characters — and they are characters: thieves, circus freaks, riff raff, and royalty — are layered, strange, and wondrous. A gem of a book.
 
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bschweiger | 42 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
Man oh man, I just couldn't get into this. I didn't really care for either storyline, and when I considered where I thought it might be going and if it was worth sticking it out to get there, I drew a blank. I have no idea where it's going, and not in a good way. This was just a bit too slow and unclear for me. I found myself asking "what's the point?" of it a lot, which isn't always a blocked for me but in this case it was. I might give this another try when I'm feeling more ponderous.… (mais)
 
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Jenniferforjoy | 17 outras críticas | Jan 29, 2024 |
I LOVE this book! Second read.
 
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dmurfgal | 42 outras críticas | Jan 10, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
5
Also by
2
Membros
2,398
Popularidade
#10,707
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
127
ISBN
99
Línguas
4
Marcado como favorito
2

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