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Jo is currently working on a history book for Faber and Faber about the internment of Italians civilians in Britain during the Second World War. More news to follow.
   
 
Lost and Found: True tales of love and rescue from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
Lost and Found
Published by Penguin Books
A SUNDAY TIMES BEST SELLER
Jo's latest book with Penguin / Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, "Lost and Found" made it into the top ten Sunday Times Best Seller list.


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"I've been so engrossed in all the stories that I found it hard to put it down… a much needed tonic."

5 starsAMAZON REVIEW

"Absolutely love the stories in the book! Much recommended for anyone who loves BDCH as much as me!"

5 starsAMAZON REVIEW

   
 
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Bobby on the Beat
Published by Penguin Books

Jo co-wrote Bobby on the Beat with a former 1950s police woman.


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"I thought that this book said it all. I grew up in this period and could remember it all. Lovely read."

5 starsAMAZON REVIEW

"A refreshing read from my wonderful county. I just couldn't put this book down, it took me no time at all to finish it."

5 starsAMAZON REVIEW

   
 
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Ban This Filth
Published by Faber and Faber in 2012, edited by Ben Thompson

In 2011 Jo discovered the neglected and hilarious papers of Mary Whitehouse in a library in Essex, and licensed the archive for publication.


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"A splendidly entertaining book… finds the morality campaigner comically wrong on many matters but impressively prescient about pornography and paedophile TV personalities."

MARK LAWSON, GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR

"Hilarious but timely selection of letters for the Mary Whitehouse archive."

THE SUNDAY TIMES 'MUST READ'

"A fascinating time capsule from an age gone by."

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