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Let's Escape

by Jacqueline James

Hilary, released from a life of bowing to her mother’s wishes, has come out of her shell. Emboldened, she renovates the bungalow that she and her mother had shared. In trying to escape the resulting chaos, she ventures on a trip that would have been unthinkable while her mother was alive. Surprising herself and delighting her friends, she finds love and the promise of happiness.

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Let's Escape by Jacqueline James

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Rude Awakening

by Jacqueline James

A story of loss, evolving friendship and self discovery.

Jacqueline’s debut novel, Rude Awakening, is a thought-provoking and touching tale of loss, evolving friendship and self discovery.

Hilary’s mother dies suddenly and she is thrown into a spiral of despair. With support from her friends she lifts herself out of her despondency, and begins to come to terms with the loss, until the discovery of a manuscript amongst her mother’s things throws her into turmoil. How could she have lived with someone for so long and not had an inkling of their history?

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Rude Awakening by Jacqueline James

Short stories, Flash fiction and other jottings

Sandstorm

Sandstorm In 2016 eight of us took on the challenge to walk 70km across the Sahara to raise money for the Arthur Rank Hospice charity. We had walked and camped in the Sahara, privately thinking that we were taking the sponsorship money under false pretences. Apart from a few minor inconveniences — no chairs, no...

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Jacqueline James

Jacqueline James is a retired GP now living in Cambridge.
Born in Solihull she went to Sheffield University Medical school, qualifying in 1980 and, after a stint in hospitals, became a GP and family planning doctor in 1986, first in inner city Sheffield and then in rural Cambridgeshire.
She retired in 2016 in order to spend more time writing.

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Hugi

Hugi

For most of my adult life I have had a dog. My last dog, Hugi appears as 'Hector' in Rude Awakening and the sequel Let’s Escape.

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Jacqueline James