Wendy Holden (author, born 1961)
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Pinner, North London
|Other names||Taylor Holden|
|Occupation||Author 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.
- 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;
- Mr Scraps, 2013, a novella published as an ebook.
- Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope, 2015
- 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;
- Uggie, The Artist: My Story, 2012, a canine memoir published in five countries.
- Lady Blue Eyes, 2011, a memoir of Frank Sinatra’s widow Barbara, a New York Times bestseller;
- A Lotus Grows in the Mud, 2005, the autobiography of Goldie Hawn, a New York Times bestseller;
- Memories Are Made of This, 2004, a biography of Dean Martin as seen by his daughter, held by 1,083 libraries according to WorldCat;
- Behind Enemy Lines: the true story of a French Jewish spy in Nazi Germany, 2002, the autobiography of Marthe Cohn;
- Tomorrow to Be Brave, 2001, an autobiography of Susan Travers, the only woman in the French Foreign Legion during WWII;
- Till the Sun Grows Cold, a mother’s account of her daughter’s life and death in war-torn Sudan;
- Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001), the autobiography of Don Felder, former lead guitarist of the Eagles;
- Kill Switch, an account of a former British soldier wrongly jailed in Afghanistan;
- Central 822, her autobiography of Carol Bristow, one of Scotland Yard’s first ever female detectives, was serialised globally on BBC Radio.
- In Congo's Shadow, written with Louise Linton. An account of one woman's claimed experience doing volunteer work in Africa. An excerpt was published in the Telegraph, but the book was later withdrawn from sale after becoming a notorious example of the 'White Saviour' genre.
- 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.
- "Holden, Wendy 1961- [WorldCat.org]". WorldCat. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
- Holden, Taylor (2006). The Sense of Paper. Bantam Books. ISBN 978-0553803945. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
- Holden, Taylor (2013). Mr. Scraps. Amazon.com. WHINC. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
- Shaffi, Sarah (April 8, 2014). "Sphere buys Holocaust survivors' story". The Bookseller. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
- Hawn, Goldie; Holden, Taylor (2011). Goldie Hawn’s 10 Mindful Minutes. The Hawn Foundation. ISBN 978-0-399-53606-9. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
- "The Artist's Uggie's 'My Story'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
- "Book review: 'Lady Blue Eyes'". The Washington Times. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
- Hawn, Goldie; Holden, Taylor (2005). A lotus grows in the mud. Putnam. ISBN 9780399152856. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
- "The only woman in the French Foreign Legion". BBC Online. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
- Gurney, J (2008). "Susan Travers 1909-2003". WW2 Talk. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
- "'Angel-haired' aid worker memoir ridiculed". BBC Trending blog. 5 July 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
- "Haatchi & Little B". Wendy Holden. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
- Haatchi on Facebook