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Melissa Jane Nathan (13 June 1968 — 7 April 2006) was a journalist and UK author of popular "chick lit" novels in the early 2000s.

When working on Persuading Annie (2001), Nathan was diagnosed with breast cancer. She refused to let the illness dominate her life, and - in public anyway - was unfailingly positive. She had no time for most journalism written by cancer sufferers: "self-indulgent dirges without a helpline in sight", as she described them; she tried to joke about cancer's unoriginality in her Jewish Chronicle column and then added:

That was what you call laughing in adversity. It's what makes people smile mistily at me, as if I'm fading in front of their very eyes while telling knock-knock jokes. What they don't know is that I have daydreams about being the oldest person at their funeral.

Ironically, the characters in Nathan's first book, 'Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field', were starring in a play version of Pride & Prejudice that benefitted breast cancer research. The book was written prior to Nathan knowing about her own future diagnosis with the disease.

She died aged 37 from breast cancer in April 2006. She is survived by her husband, Andrew Saffron, and their son, Sam.

Her final novel, The Learning Curve, was published posthumously in August 2006. A writing award has been established to recognize quality comedy romance writers in her honor.

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Total Books: 27
La camarera/ The Waitress
2008 - La Camarera/ the Waitress [Pandora - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788498004212
ISBN-10: 8498004217
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance

Acting Up
2008 - Acting Up (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780099505785
ISBN-10: 0099505789
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

2008 - Christopher Columbus [Great Explorers] (Other)Paperback
Persuading Annie
2007 - Persuading Annie (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099505778
ISBN-10: 0099505770
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Learning Curve
2006 - The Learning Curve (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780099504269
ISBN-10: 009950426X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

The Learning Curve
2006 - The Learning Curve (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780099466369
ISBN-10: 0099466368
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

The Learning Curve  Sometimes we've all got a bit of learning to do
2006 - The Learning Curve Sometimes We've All Got a Bit of Learning to Do (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781844134472
ISBN-10: 1844134474
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Mit Milch und Zucker
2005 - Mit Milch Und Zucker (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783548262901
ISBN-10: 3548262902

Die drei  und der Nebelberg
2005 - Die Drei Und Der Nebelberg (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783570213711
ISBN-10: 3570213714

The Waitress
2005 - The Waitress (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060736651
ISBN-10: 0060736658
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Persuading Annie
2004 - Persuading Annie (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060595807
ISBN-10: 0060595809
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

The Nanny
2003 - The Nanny (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060560119
ISBN-10: 0060560118
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

The Nanny
2003 - The Nanny (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099427971
ISBN-10: 0099427974
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

Pride Prejudice and Jasmin Field
2001 - Pride Prejudice and Jasmin Field (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780060184957
ISBN-10: 0060184957
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Nanny (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780712694407
ISBN-10: 0712694404

Nauczycielka Br
Nauczycielka Br (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788373595835
ISBN-10: 837359583X