Angie’s books are based on her true-life experiences inspired by the highs and lows of a distant past that has given her the strength to tackle each day with a smile. Lighthearted and poignant, Angie tells her story with with honesty and bags of humour, focusing on everyday situations. Throughout her story Angie champions the importance of self-belief by tackling the subject of self-confidence and how the lack of it often effects so many in our society. As the years have passed, I have learnt that everyone goes through rough periods. That we all have moments where circumstances outside of our control make our lives harder. We aren’t born with self-confidence, it’s something that needs to be nurtured. When we have healthy self-esteem, we tend to feel positive about ourselves and about life in general. It makes us better able to deal with life's ups and downs. Writing Jennifer Brown has given me the courage to laugh at myself instead of worrying about what others think. My books have taken me on a journey, allowed me to celebrate my triumphs as well as my failings. Finally I’ve discovered who I am ....
Five feet one and full of fizz, Jennifer Brown lights up the room. She has a gorgeous partner, a wicked best friend, and a boss who doesn’t mind that she’s the worst typist on the planet. She’s loyal, generous and irredeemably ditzy. Everyone loves Jennifer Brown.
But can she learn to love herself? When her world caves in, she needs every ounce of her steely core to step back from the abyss and take charge of her life, reinventing herself first as cook and housekeeper to a saucy sexagenarian, then as manager of a tumbledown country estate with sensitive secrets. Peopled by a battalion of hilarious characters from the caustic, cross-dressing confidant to the besotted ex-boyfriend with a barmy ex-wife, Jennifer Brown’s Journey is a heartwarming, thoughtful, often poignant portrait of the trials of life as a thirty-something woman. Jennifer Brown champions the importance of self-belief, and the value of a bucket-sized glass of wine in a tight spot. And, always in the background, there’s the quiet man with the warm eyes, and the velvet vowels.
What on earth is Jennifer Brown going to do about him?
Five feet one and full of fizz, Jennifer Brown has learned to roll with the punches and adapt to whatever life throws at her. It’s thrown plenty in the past and she’s had to use her steely core to reinvent herself, first as cook and housekeeper to a saucy sexagenarian, then as manager of a tumbledown country estate with sensitive secrets. In Jennifer Brown On The Move, this Bridget Jones with knobs on is taking charge of her life again, showing the world she can move in the most exalted, high-power circles and lose not an ounce of her gutsy, down-to-earth charm. Her hilarious cross-dressing confidant Will is on hand once again, with pearls of caustic wisdom, and her old boss Jonathan Dashwood-Silk breezes in and out of her life, still dripping charisma but still needing our heroine to dig him out of the odd hole. As she crosses continents and breaks bread with the world’s movers and shakers, Jennifer Brown finds her mind still troubled by thoughts of the quiet man with the warm eyes and the velvet vowels. Then that daydream is torpedoed when she’s invited to his wedding. But you know Jennifer. She never gives up!
This Bridget Jones with knobs on has moved on quite a bit since she was the worst typist on the planet, using every ounce of her steely core to rise to the shedloads of challenges life has thrown at her. In Jennifer Brown To The Manner Born, our fiery five-foot-one free spirit has greatness thrust upon her, now that she’s been gifted the rambling Elizabethan manor house she used to manage. But you know Jennifer – she can move in the most sophisticated of society’s circles and lose none of her gutsy, down-to-earth charm. And, as always, she’ll need all her reserves of energy, strength and good humour to keep a whole host of balls in the air – the threat of financial ruin, her best friend’s broken heart, and two proposals of marriage. Oh, and two unexpected llamas. As usual, she’ll find creative ways to deal with it all. But the universe is about to choose the happiest, most rewarding time in Jennifer’s life to throw her the biggest challenge yet.
After receiving incredible support from the Salisbury Hospice at Home team back in March 2020 when her husband Brian was suffering with pancreatic cancer, local author Angie Langley has now pledged to donate funds from future sales of her popular ‘Jennifer Brown’ books. Angie explains “Not only was it heartbreaking to deal with my husband’s illness, but suddenly I had to contend with the many Covid restrictions which were hastily being put into place at that time. The Hospice At Home nurses were truly amazing and despite the incredibly stringent and clinical backdrop of the strict Government legislation they brought compassion and care into my home and helped Brian maintain a certain dignity during the final weeks of his life.
You never notice how much space someone fills in your life until the space is empty. Brian died on 21st March, two days before the first national lockdown. Sadly Covid took away my right to say a final goodbye, denied him a funeral and even prevented me from grieving with my family and friends, leaving me to cope alone. During those dark days I needed a distraction desperately, so I took a deep breath and launched myself into writing the final book in the Jennifer Brown series. It wasn’t easy, my emotions were raw, but like my heroine Jennifer who champions the importance of self-belief, I was determined to finish it.
Perseverance and discipline together with buckets of tears and long nights spent at my laptop, knowing that Brian would be cheering me on, Jennifer Brown To The Manner Born was finally finished. Now I am hoping along with my two previous books, Jennifer Brown’s Journey & Jennifer Brown Moving On, my story will bring laughter to others who may have gone through a similar experience as I did losing a loved one during lockdown.
'Jennifer B' the musical theatre adaptation of 'Jennifer Brown's Journey' premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe, August 2019. The musical written by Tish Tindall has being produced by Lossiemouth Entertainment Academy in Scotland which shot to fame in 2014 when the late Hollywood Producer and TV Personality David Gest asked Tish Tindall and LossieEA co-founder Diane Aspinall, to breathe new life into a project originally conceived by himself and Michael Jackson; a musical based upon the life and works of Robert Burns.
The show was absolutely fabulous! The cast were amazing and Tish Tindall is an absolute genius!
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