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Wendy is an award-winning journalist and author. Her first book The Knife Man, a biography of 18th-century surgeon John Hunter, won the UK Medical Journalistsā€™ Association Consumer Book Award and was shortlisted for both the Marsh Biography Award and the Saltire award.

Her second book, Wedlock, was picked for the Channel 4 TV Book Club and became a no 1 Sunday Times bestseller. Her third book, How to Create theĀ Perfect Wife, was published to rapturous reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. The Mesmerist: the society doctor who held Victorian London spellbound is her fourth book.