Brenda Jagger

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Brenda Jagger
Born (1936-09-07)September 7, 1936
Yorkshire, England, UK
Died 1986 (aged 49–50)
Pen name Brenda Jagger
Occupation Novelist
Language English
Nationality British
Period 1978–1986
Genre Romance
Notable awards RoNA Award
Spouse Yes
Children 3

Brenda Jagger (born 7 September 1936 in Yorkshire, England – d. 1986) was a British writer of 9 historical romance novels. In 1986, her last novel A Song Twice Over won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association.[1]


Brenda Jagger was born on 7 September 1936 in Yorkshire, England, UK. She married, and had three daughters. Before writing, she worked in Paris, France, and as a probation officer in the north of England.[2]

She published her first novel Antonia in 1978, set in Ancient Rome, like her novel Daughter of Aphrodite. Most of her other novels are set in Victorian era Yorkshire, like her popular Barforth Trilogy.

Brenda Jagger died in 1986.


Single novels[edit]

  • Antonia (1978)
  • Daughter of Aphrodite (1981)
  • Days of Grace (1983)
  • A Winter's Child (1984)
  • A Song Twice Over (1985)
  • Distant Choices (1986)

The Barforth Trilogy[edit]

  1. The Clouded Hills (1980) aka Verity (US title)
  2. Flint and Roses (1981) aka The Barforth Women (US title)
  3. The Sleeping Sword (1982) aka An Independent Woman (US title)
  • The Barforth Trilogy: The Clouded Hills / Flint and Roses / Sleeping Sword (omnibus) (1988)

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Awards by the Romantic Novelists' Association, 2 October 2012 
  2. ^ Lesley Henderson; D. L. Kirkpatrick (1990), Twentieth-century romance and historical writers, St. James Press, p. 856