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Amy Jenkins (born 1966, in London) is an English novelist and screenwriter. She is the daughter of the late political journalist Peter Jenkins and the stepdaughter of The Guardian columnist and author Polly Toynbee.

After attending Westminster School (which only admits young women to the sixth-form) she studied law at University College London. Jenkins turned to writing and in 1996 achieved her first significant success with This Life, a BBC television drama series about the lives and loves of a household of solicitors and barristers. She devised the series and wrote several episodes.

Other film, television and journalism work followed and in 1998 she secured a two-novel contract, her first novel, Honeymoon, appearing in 2000. Although it was the second biggest debut novel of the year, selling over 250,000 copies in the UK and Commonwealth, critics noted that a central plot device in Jenkins' work possessed a striking similarity to the premise of Noel Coward's play Private Lives. In Honeymoon a man and woman who seven years previously had a brief affair meet again when they find themselves staying in adjacent hotel rooms on their respective honeymoons; at the opening of Coward's play a divorced couple find themselves honeymooning in adjacent hotel rooms. Her second novel, "Funny Valentine", was published in 2002. She wrote and produced the feature film Elephant Juice, released in 2000. She has directed three short films including the "Mr Cool" segment of Tube Tales

Honeymoon was optioned by Columbia Pictures in 2000 and is currently in development with a script by Jenny Bicks, who has previously written episodes of Sex And The City and Men In Trees. Funny Valentine was optioned in 2004 by the Australian producer Jan Chapman, who produced The Piano and Lantana.

An anniversary special of This Life was broadcast on BBC Two at 9pm on 2 January 2007.

In 2004 she married Jonathan Heawood, Director of English PEN, and they have one son.

Jenkins penned the biographical drama Daphne, screened on BBC2 in 2007, celebrating the centenary of the birth of Daphne du Maurier.
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Total Books: 27
Funny Valentine
2003 - Funny Valentine (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340750551
ISBN-10: 0340750553
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Nichts als Liebe
2003 - Nichts Als Liebe (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442541904
ISBN-10: 3442541905
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Honeymoon
2002 - Honeymoon (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442541737
ISBN-10: 3442541735
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Honeymoon
2001 - Honeymoon (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316655880
ISBN-10: 0316655880
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Honeymoon
2001 - Honeymoon (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780340750537
ISBN-10: 0340750537
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 5

Honeymoon A Romantic Rampage
2000 - Honeymoon a Romantic Rampage (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316655705
ISBN-10: 0316655708
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Elephant Juice
Elephant Juice (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783934424289
ISBN-10: 3934424287
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