Jamie Jauncey




Written in the form of a year’s worth of blog exchanges between John and Jamie, Room 121 is crammed with common sense advice about how to connect as human beings at work. At the end of each chapter is a short exercise designed to help you communicate one-to-one so your messages really get through.

“Every member of the Scottish civil service should be given a copy.” The Herald

“Simmons and Jauncey are not unworldly - they've worked for the sharpest brands and the hippest businesses - but their book is like overhearing two professors ... exchanging the wisdom they've gained over a lifetime.”  Amazon Review

“Many professional writers will find this inspiring ... but the real target audience is business people who use words as part of their working lives and want to do it better.” Amazon Review

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Shortlisted for the 2008 Royal Mail Award, The Witness is set in the Scottish Highlands at a time in the not-too-distant future when people are caught up in a bloody conflict over who should own the land.

“Instantly gripping ... a tale which seamlessly blends thought-provoking politics with a white-knuckle adventure story. Riveting stuff.” Big Issue

“A rare kind of adventure - a page-turner that is also well written and bursting with ideas. If I were a rich man I'd be putting in a bid for the film rights straight away.” The Scotsman

“Politics, suspense and compassion abound in THE WITNESS...”

Times Educational Supplement

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Visit Jamie’s author site for more about The Witness and its companion thriller The Reckoning, plus earlier novels The Mapmaker, The Albatross Conspiracy and The Crystal Keeper.

“...an incredibly powerful opening to THE RECKONING. There's almost a Hardyesque sympathetic background as the mists roll in across the cold Scottish beach, the shock of sudden violence, and a tremendously moving death scene of tenderness between strangers. It'll stay with me for a long time.”  The Bookbag

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