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The Testament of Jessie Lamb

The Testament of Jessie Lamb

Women are dying in their millions. Some blame scientists, some see the hand of God, some see human arrogance reaping the punishment it deserves. Jessie Lamb is an ordinary girl living in extraordinary times: as her world collapses, her idealism and courage drive her towards the ultimate act of heroism.

If the human race is to survive, it’s up to her. But is Jessie heroic? Or is she, as her father fears, impressionable, innocent, incapable of understanding where her actions will lead?

About the Author

Jane Rogers

Jane Rogers has written eight novels including Her Living Image (Somerset Maugham Award), Mr Wroe’s Virgins (Guardian Fiction Prize runner-up), Promised Lands (Writers Guild Best Novel Award), Island (Orange long-listed), and The Voyage Home.

She has written drama for radio and TV, including an award-winning adaptation of Mr Wroe’s Virgins for BBC2. Her radio work includes original drama and Classic Serial adaptations. She has taught writing at the University of Adelaide, Paris Sorbonne IV, and has worked on a fascinating radio project in Eastern Uganda. Rodgers is Professor of Writing at Sheffield Hallam University, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.