Wendy Holden (author, born 1961)

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Wendy Holden (born 1961), also known as Taylor Holden, is an author, journalist and former war correspondent who has written more than thirty books. She was born in Pinner, North London and now lives in Suffolk, England.[1]

Wendy Holden
Pinner, North London
Other namesTaylor Holden
OccupationAuthor and journalist

Her bestselling title is Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and their extraordinary story of courage, defiance and survival, a Goodreads finalist, published in over 20 countries. She is the ghostwriter of Captain Tom Moore's autobiography, Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day,[2] published by Penguin Books on 17 September 2020.[3][4][5] An audiobook edition is read by Sir Derek Jacobi.[5]



  • The Sense of Paper: A Novel of Obsessions, about a former war correspondent running from the ghosts of her past, was published by Random House, New York in 2006 and as an e-book in 2013;[6]
  • Mr Scraps, 2013, a novella published as an ebook.[7]
  • The Cruelty of Beauty, about a female glassmaker in pre-revolution Czechoslovakia - published by Mlada Fronta in 2019 and as an ebook in English the same year.
  • The novelisation of the film The Full Monty, which became an international bestseller in nine languages.[8]

Non-fiction titlesEdit

  • Her first book, Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, about the controversial Irish abortion case, was banned across Ireland;[citation needed]
  • 10 Mindful Minutes: Giving Our Children and Ourselves the Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for Healthier, Happier Lives with Goldie Hawn, 2011, an international bestseller;[9]
  • Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope, published in 2015.[10]
  • Uggie, The Artist: My Story, 2012, a canine memoir published in five countries.[11]
  • Shell Shock: The Psychological Trauma of War, which accompanied a four-part television documentary for Channel 4.
  • Shrink: The Diet for the Mind by Philippe Tahon



  1. ^ a b "Holden, Wendy 1961- [WorldCat.org]". WorldCat. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  2. ^ Butter, Susannah (17 September 2020). "Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day by Captain Tom Moore: upbeat and engaging". Evening Standard. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day by Captain Tom Moore". Waterstones. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Captain Tom Moore: autobiography and children's book to be published". Penguin Books. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day". Penguin Books. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  6. ^ Holden, Taylor (2006). The Sense of Paper. Bantam Books. ISBN 978-0553803945. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  7. ^ Holden, Taylor (2013). Mr. Scraps. WHINC. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  8. ^ Baetens, Jan (2007). "From screen to text: novelization, the hidden continent". The Cambridge Companion to Literature on Screen. Cambridge University Press. pp. 226–238. doi:10.1017/CCOL0521849624.016. ISBN 9780521849623.
  9. ^ Hawn, Goldie; Holden, Taylor (2011). Goldie Hawn's 10 Mindful Minutes. The Hawn Foundation. ISBN 978-0-399-53606-9. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  10. ^ Shaffi, Sarah (8 April 2014). "Sphere buys Holocaust survivors' story". The Bookseller. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  11. ^ "The Artist's Uggie's 'My Story'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  12. ^ "Captain Tom Moore's friend and Life Lessons co-author on why 'he was everything you'd hope and 100% more'". inews.co.uk. 2 April 2021.
  13. ^ "Book review: 'Lady Blue Eyes'". The Washington Times. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  14. ^ Hawn, Goldie; Holden, Taylor (2005). A lotus grows in the mud. Putnam. ISBN 9780399152856. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  15. ^ "The only woman in the French Foreign Legion". BBC Online. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  16. ^ Gurney, J (2008). "Susan Travers 1909-2003". WW2 Talk. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  17. ^ "Haatchi & Little B". Wendy Holden. Retrieved 8 March 2019.

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