Jane Rusbridge Author of The Devils Music and Rook
Beautiful Bosham, Chcihester Harbour

ROOK : One of the BBC’s ‘Books That Made Britain’

I’m thrilled that ROOK is one of BBC 1’s #BooksThatMadeBritain, a series of regional documentaries which are part of their #LoveToRead campaign.

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Good Housekeeping One to Watch

ROOK is Good Housekeeping’s ‘One to Watch’

ROOK was chosen as one of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING’S Summer Reading Recommendations in August. Read more »
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Gone Reading…

I can hardly believe it, but it’s four weeks today since ROOK was launched at a party in London on a steamy hot night, the eve of the Olympics, in the conservatory of Read more »

Page Proofs

What do Fiction Editors do?


This is the ‘uncorrected proof’ of Rook, sent out a month or so ago by the team at Bloomsbury. Now I’m walking a knife-edge Read more »


Book chat, reading and signing at Blake’s Belles

Come and join Blake’s Belles at their next monthly meeting on July 2nd , when Sussex writer Jane Rusbridge will be talking about how to find time to write, and how to get published.

Time: 7.00 for 7.30 -9.30 pm

Venue: Felpham Hall

Blake’s Belles is an exciting new  project Read more »


The Orange Prize Short List Event

Chichester Book Club authors Jane Rusbridge, Isabel Ashdown and Gabrielle Kimm discuss  this year’s Orange Prize Shortlist. 

Which novel do you think should win? Get reading and come and join in the discussion. 

Venue: Chichester Library

Time: 7.30pm

Refreshments available

Jane Rusbridge

Upcoming Events 2011

Jane Rusbridge‘Beautifully written and a real page turner’ Essentials magazine

MAY 5 :   Celebrating Local Woodies Wine Bar, Chichester. 7.30

JUNE 8 :   Orange Prize Short List: panel discussion with fellow Chichester Book Club authors Gabrielle Kimm and Isabel Ashdown. Details tbc

SEPTEMBER:   Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival Details to follow

OCTOBER 14:   Meet-the-Author event at Chichester High School for Girls

NOVEMBER 3: Chichester Bookgroups Tea at The Beach House, West Wittering

Buy The Devil’s Music ebook here

Paperback £4.95 from Bloomsbury or your local Waterstone’s.

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West Wittering Book Group

Jane will be joining West Wittering Book Group for their next meeting on March 21st. The Devil’s Music has been chosen by Sue Marks who, with her husband Steve, runs The Beach House in West Wittering.

The seascape of West Wittering Beach was the inspiration for the main setting of the novel.

Copies of The Devil’s Music are available from Jane directly through the contact form on this website or from Bloomsbury, at £4.95 for the  paperback or £5.99 for the ebook

West Wittering beach: photo David Baker


Stocking Filler

Bloomsbury Exclusive Christmas Offer
From now until Christmas buy The Devil’s Music
for £4.95
To buy the book at this perfect stocking-filler price, simply follow the link


Woman’s Hour

How do we view women who leave their children? Jane Garvey talks to  two authors, Jane Rusbridge and Sarah Hart, who’ve written about it

Helen has had to live with grieving over memories and photographs, an unacknowledged mourning. She soon learned it was easier not to tell people, easier not to feel their incredulity, their cooling towards her.’ (The Devil’s Music, p. 305)

Listen to it here