Jenny’s most recent book, Sybil and Cyril: Cutting Through Time (November 2021),  vividly illustrated throughout, tells the powerful story of two linocutters in the 1930s, Sybil Andrews and Cyril Power.

Her other books include award-winning biographies of Elizabeth Gaskell and  William Hogarth, as well as The Lunar Men: The Friends who Made the Future;  Nature’s Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick; A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration;  In These Times: Living in Britain through Napoleon’s Wars, 1793-1815;  A Little History of British Gardening and The Pinecone: The Story of Sarah Losh. Her biography of Edward Lear, Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense,  was the winner of the Hawthornden Prize, 2018.