If you love thought-provoking fiction, you’ve arrived at the right place!
‘Few writers are so adept at capturing the emotions of their characters.’ Book Viral
These Fragile Things has a brand new look for the new year. A hot debate rages over which is the most common type of colour blindness, but blue-green is near the top of every list. When you show your book to a number of people and mention the significance of the butterfly, and they say, ‘What butterfly?’, it’s obviously high time for a rethink.
I will be sad to see the old cover go. It takes me right back to the beginning of my self-publishing journey. On Christmas day 2012, I did a double release (not something I would recommend) of I Stopped Time and These Fragile Things. A Funeral for an Owl was also good to go, but I decided to hold that back and buy myself some much needed writing time.
And so, without further ado, here it is. Do let me know what you think!
Cover design by JD Smith Design based on original artwork by SSokolov
Missed my book club meeting?
Of all the innovations lockdown has brought, my favourite by far is Zoom. This year, visiting book clubs has been something I’ve missed, so I thought why not have a Zoom Book Club meeting? And so on 12 December, that’s exactly what I did. A special thank you to Beverley from Australia who set her alarm for 3.50am (beyond the call of duty). If you missed it, you can watch the replay here.
Remember, if you prefer to host your own book club meeting, you can find suggested book club questions on each book page.
Read a preview here
As featured in the October edition of The Lady Magazine
Three women defy others’ expectations of them and pay the price society demands.
‘Another triumph from indie author Jane Davis in this gloriously gritty novel that engages head-on with a post-war London struggling to re-boot itself and wider society, amid ongoing privations. Against this authentic backdrop, the dawning realisation that Britain needed to change and to challenge former ingrained inequalities (particularly the structural disadvantage of women) is deftly explored by the author, through the lived experiences of three fictional women in the 1950s.’ BurfoBookish
‘A reminder that good things happen. Not always despite the tragedies in life but sometimes because of them, inextricably entwined.’ Jean Gill
‘Provocative and compelling.’ Lorraine Devon Wilke
‘A novel that unfolds like a movie.’ Kathleen Jones
Smash all the Windows wins the Selfies 2019, a new a new award that celebrates the quality of self-published fiction. The award is run by BookBrunch in association with London Book Fair and sponsored by IngramSpark.
You write a book about something you’re passionate about and hope that it will resonate with others, but you never really know what the reaction will be…
‘This book was simply stunning – a portrait of grief and loss with immense emotional depth.’ ~ Anne Williams, Being Anne
‘Jane Davis is one of those authors whose books all have an entirely different feeling to each other, Smash All The Windows being another example of what ties them all together: the brilliant depiction of the characters, whatever their age, circumstance or time period.’ ~ Cleopatra Loves Books, Top 500 reviewer.
‘This fictional disaster echoes with real emotions. I read it twice and believed every word.’ ~ J J Marsh, Author
‘What a book! I found it incredibly hard to put down.’ ~ Tara Greaves
‘With a full cast of true-to-life Londoners and a fascinating and timely premise, Davis casts a spell over her readers.’ ~ Kendra Olson
‘This is a stunning book, written by an author so skilled at both the big and little, the near and far, the personal and the collective, that you’ll walk away from the conclusion feeling as if you’ve truly been on a journey.’ ~ Lorraine Devon Wilke, Author
‘Believe me when I say I am so engrossed that the building could fall down around me and I would not look up from my book!’ ~ Beth Allen, US
My grateful thanks to my advance readers and everyone who has posted a review, emailed me, or commented on social media about how much they are enjoying my novel. It really does make a huge difference!