Jessica

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Writer
Location London, United Kingdom
Introduction Jessica's work has appeared in The Independent, The JC, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and numerous music magazines. She's the author of five novels, two biographies and a number of stage works combining words and music. Current projects include opera libretto, 'Silver Birch', for Roxanna Panufnik and Garsington Opera 2017. Latest novel 'Ghost Variations' (Unbound). "Everything she writes is worth reading" - The Times. Jessica is available for writing and public speaking, including pre-concert talks. Contact via message to my public Facebook page www.jessicaduchen.co.uk
Interests Books, music, ballet, theatre, cinema, playing the piano, cooking, travelling.
Favorite Movies Les enfants du Paradis, La Strada, The Lives of Others, Apocalypse Now, Cinema Paradiso, Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources, Un Coeur en Hiver, Wings of Desire, Mephisto, Heimat, most Eric Rohmer, most Louis Malle, most Woody Allen
Favorite Music Classical from 16th to 21st centuries. World music & jazz in many permutations. Secret passions include Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, the Beatles and REM.
Favorite Books Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, Possession by A.S. Byatt, First Love by Ivan Turgenev, Anna Karenina by Tolstoy, everything by Vladimir Nabokov, The Road Home by Rose Tremain, 26A by Diana Evans, Music and Silence by Rose Tremain, A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, Immigrant Blues (poems) by Goran Simic

The squish of mud between your toes; how would you live your life as a frog?

Very happily, preferably in the south of Frogland!