Wendy Holden (author, born 1961)

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Wendy Holden
Pinner, North London
Other namesTaylor Holden
OccupationAuthor and journalist

Wendy Holden (born 1961), also known as Taylor Holden, is an author and journalist who has written more than thirty books. She was born in Pinner, North London and now lives in Suffolk, England.[1]



  • The Sense of Paper, about a former war correspondent running from the ghosts of her past, was published by Random House, New York in 2006;[2]
  • Mr Scraps, 2013, a novella published as an ebook.[3]

Non-fiction titles[edit]

  • Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope, 2015[4]
  • 10 Mindful Minutes: Giving Our Children and Ourselves the Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for Healthier, Happier Lives with Goldie Hawn, 2011, an international bestseller;[5]
  • Uggie, The Artist: My Story, 2012, a canine memoir published in five countries.[6]

Ghost-written autobiographies[edit]

Other books[edit]

  • Shell Shock: The Psychological Trauma of War, which accompanied a four-part television documentary, and the novelisation of the film The Full Monty, which became an international bestseller in nine languages and was published as a classroom aide;
  • Footprints in the Snow, the story of a courageous paraplegic, was made into a television film starring Caroline Quentin and Kevin Whately;
  • Her first book, Unlawful Carnal Knowledge about the controversial Irish abortion case, was banned across Ireland;
  • Haatchi & Little B, the heartwarming tale of a boy with Schwartz–Jampel syndrome and his three-legged dog published in four countries in 2014.[12][13]


  1. ^ a b "Holden, Wendy 1961- [WorldCat.org]". WorldCat. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  2. ^ Holden, Taylor (2006). The Sense of Paper. Bantam Books. ISBN 978-0553803945. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  3. ^ Holden, Taylor (2013). Mr. Scraps. Amazon.com. WHINC. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  4. ^ Shaffi, Sarah (April 8, 2014). "Sphere buys Holocaust survivors' story". The Bookseller. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  5. ^ Hawn, Goldie; Holden, Taylor (2011). Goldie Hawn’s 10 Mindful Minutes. The Hawn Foundation. ISBN 978-0-399-53606-9. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  6. ^ "The Artist's Uggie's 'My Story'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Book review: 'Lady Blue Eyes'". The Washington Times. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  8. ^ Hawn, Goldie; Holden, Taylor (2005). A lotus grows in the mud. Putnam. ISBN 9780399152856. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  9. ^ "The only woman in the French Foreign Legion". BBC Online. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  10. ^ Gurney, J (2008). "Susan Travers 1909-2003". WW2 Talk. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  11. ^ "'Angel-haired' aid worker memoir ridiculed". BBC Trending blog. 5 July 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  12. ^ "Haatchi & Little B". Wendy Holden. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  13. ^ Haatchi on Facebook

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