Wendy Moore - Author and freelance writer
My next book:
to be published March 2017
The Mesmerist tells the true story of John Elliotson, a brilliant doctor, teacher and scientist, who fell from grace when he introduce mesmerism to Victorian London.
Book now for my talk
7-8 pm 7 July
Holburne Museum Bath
How to Create the Perfect Wife paperback on sale
Jenny Uglow: '...reads at times like an historical novel. Yet it is underpinned with meticulous research ...' read more
My thanks to everyone who was involved in the pilot. It was the best of times.
Reviews of How to Create the Perfect Wife:
'...extraordinarily strange and entertaining ...'
'...fascinating non-fiction account ....' (Star Tribune)
'...bizarre, true and thoroughly compelling...' (Slate)
'...a novelist's flair and fluidity ...' (BookPage)
'...darkly amusing ...' (The Economist)
'...authentic and compelling ...'
(The Spectator)'...rollicking and well-researched...' (Sunday Times UK)
'...sardonic authorial wit ...' (Sunday Telegraph UK)
'...enthralling, brilliantly researched...' (Mail on Sunday UK)
'I can't wait for her next book.' (Guardian UK)
'... a brilliant job of unearthing [Sabrina's history]' ... Wall Street Journal
'... like a novel ...' (NPR Books)
'...an excrutiatingly gruesome and fascinating story ... bringing together painstaking research and gripping story-telling.' - Guardian
How to Create the Perfect Wife is published in the UK
by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
in the US by Basic Books
WedlockWedlock is published in the UK by Weidenfeld & Nicolson and in the US by Crown. The book tells the remarkable true story of the extraordinary marriage between Mary Eleanor Bowes, the Countess of Strathmore, and Andrew Robinson Stoney, a debt-ridden Irish fortune-hunter, while also illuminating the history of marriage itself.
'Wedlock' was a Channel 4 TV book club choice in 2010.
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Wedlock read by Rebecca Hall - Audio book on sale now -
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'...for anyone who enjoyed The Suspicions of Mr Whicher this is a must read.' -Amazon review
'... Moore (is) mistress of suspense' ... Observer
'A gripping story, brilliantly told' ... Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
'spectacular ... compulsively readable' ... Washington Post
'mesmerising' ... Financial Times
'This splendid book, well researched and richly detailed, is as gripping as a novel' ... Daily Telegraph
'An extraordinary story of class, culture, sexism and prejudice' ... The Times
'Wedlock is the best biography I have read in a long time' ... Daily Mail
'Moore has meticulously constructed an ever more compelling tale’ ... The Guardian
'heart-poundingly powerful' ... Saga
Hear my interview on BBC Woman's Hour - listen here
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The Knife Man is published in the UK by Bantam, in the US by Broadway and in Japan by Kawade. It tells the story of John Hunter, the extraordinary 18th-century surgeon. Known as the father of modern surgery, Hunter also advanced understanding of biology and anticipated the evolutionary theory of Charles Darwin. He provided inspiration for Dr Jekyll and Dr Dolittle. But the extremes to which he went raise question marks then as now.
Winner of the Medical Journalists’ Association Consumer Book Award 2005
Winner of the MJA Open Book Award 2005
Shortlisted for the Marsh Biography Award 2007
Highly commended in the BMA's Medical Book Competition 2005
'Medicine needs more John Hunters, and biography needs more Wendy Moores.’
– New York Times
‘Excellent … Wendy Moore has helped to pay the debt we all owe to this short-tempered dyslexic healer’
‘A stunning, gruesomely compelling biography … Brilliant’
- Claire Rayner, writer, broadcaster and health adviser
Wedlock: the no 1 bestseller and TV Book Club choice!