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 Journalists’ 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 the 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.