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Jenny Downham
Photo Credit: Rolf Marriott, 2007

Jenny Downham

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Jenny Downham was an actress for many years before concentrating on her writing full-time. She lives in London with her two sons.

Her debut novel Before I Die was critically acclaimed and was shortlisted for the 2007 Guardian Award and the 2008 Lancashire Children's Book of the Year, nominated for the 2008 Carnegie Medal and the 2008 Booktrust Teenage Prize, and won the 2008 Branford Boase Award.

Books by Jenny Downham

Now is Good (Also published as Before I Die)

The intensely moving and uncompromisingly honest story of 16-year-old Tessa, who is dying of leukaemia. A word-of-mouth bestseller, and now a major film starring Twilight's Dakota Fanning.

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You Against Me

An intense, gripping and unputdownable tale of modern star-crossed lovers, from the author of the bestselling Before I Die.

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Before I Die

For fans of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, this is the powerful, award-winning story of a teenage girl and how she chooses to spend her final weeks of life.

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