Veronica Henry

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Veronica Henry is an author, TV script writer and journalist. She has written seven novels, published by publishers including; Penguin Books (UK), Orion Books (UK) and Random House (US).

Her UK script writing TV credits include Boon (TV series), Heartbeat (UK TV series), Doctors (soap opera), Family Affairs, Crossroads (TV series) and Holby City

She was educated both in the US and the UK. She attended but was expelled from the Royal School for Daughters of Officers of the Army, moving eventually on to the University of Bristol to study Classics.

Her first job in the media was with the BBC where she secured a job on The Archers, her duties ranged from organising Shula Archer’s wedding photographs with Patrick Lichfield to acting the part of Peaches the barmaid in the Cat and Fiddle. She also wrote several episodes for this radio show.

From there she went to Central Television to script-edit Crossroads (TV series) and Boon (TV series). She then left to have her first child and became a scriptwriter, writing for UK television. In 2000, her first book was published by Penguin Books. She is a member of the Holby City writing team.

Veronica Henry lives in North Devon with her husband and their three sons.

‘Marriage and Other Games’ has been listed (14 December 2009) in the final top 20 for Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association for 2010. This is the second time this author has been nominated, the previous time was in 2006 where 'An Eligible Bachelor' made the shortlist.

"A Night on the Orient Express" (Orion, 2013) was shortlisted for the award in 2014. It won on 17th March 2014, her award presented by Darcey Bussell CBE[1]


Honeycote: Softcover, Penguin Books, Limited, ISBN 0-14-100306-5.
More editions of Honeycote: Honeycote: Hardcover, Chivers Press, ISBN 0-7540-1826-1.
Honeycote: Softcover, Chivers Press, ISBN 0-7540-9207-0
Making Hay: Softcover, Penguin Books, Limited, ISBN 0-14-100307-3.
More editions of Making Hay: Making Hay: Softcover, Paragon House Publishers, ISBN 0-7540-9334-4.
Making Hay: Hardcover, Chivers Press, ISBN 0-7540-1975-6.
Wild Oats: Softcover, Penguin Books, Limited, ISBN 0-14-101235-8.
An Eligible Bachelor: Softcover, Penguin Books, Limited, ISBN 0-14-101236-6.
More editions of An Eligible Bachelor: An Eligible Bachelor A Novel: Softcover, Crown Publishing Group, ISBN 0-307-33861-4
Love on the Rocks: Softcover, Penguin Books, Limited, ISBN 0-14-102156-X.
More editions of Love on the Rocks:Love on the Rocks: Hardcover, Chivers Audio Books, ISBN 1-4056-0559-6.
Love on the Rocks: Hardcover, BBC Audiobooks, ISBN 1-4056-1738-1.
Love on the Rocks: Hardcover, Penguin Books, Limited, ISBN 0-7181-4935-1.
Just A Family Affair: Softcover, Orion Books Limited, ISBN 0-7528-8982-6.
More editions of Just A Family Affair: Just A Family Affair: Hardcover, Orion Books Limited, ISBN 0-7528-8914-1.
Marriage And Other Games: Softcover, Orion Books Limited, ISBN 0-7528-8326-7.
The Beach Hut: Softcover, Orion Books Limited, ISBN 1-4091-1995-5.

External Reference[edit]

The Internet Movie Database list of UK TV Scripts as Veronica Henry [1]
The Internet Movie Database list of UK TV Scripts as Ronnie Henry [2]
Shortlisted for the 2006 RNA book award [3]
List of music contributions during 1980's and 1990s on [4]
Interview for Orion Books with Danuta Kean [5]
Articles written for Daily Mail (UK) [6]
Published articles by Veronica Henry [7]