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  1. Valerie Helene Mendes (nacida Valerie Helene Barnett, octubre de 1939) es una novelista juvenil y poeta británica. Mendes es muy conocida por sus títulos Girl in the Attic y Lost and Found.

  2. Valerie Mendes is a British writer who has published several historical novels, including Larkswood and Beatrice and Alexander, and a memoir, Not Only But Also. She is also the mother of director Sam Mendes and the grandmother of his children.

  3. Valerie Helene Mendes (née Barnett, born October 1939) is an English novelist and poet. Mendes is best known for her teenage fiction novels, Girl in the Attic, Coming of Age, Lost and Found and The Drowning, and for her historical novels for adults: Larkswood, Daddy’s Girl and Beatrice and Alexander.

  4. Larkswood is a suspenseful tale of an aristocratic family and a mysterious past. Valerie Mendes is the mother of Sam Mendes, the director of American Beauty and other films.

  5. Not Only But Also: A Memoir was published by VMBooks in September 2021. After more than sixty years in publishing, Valerie Mendes steps aside from her own fiction to offer us a unique glimpse into the professional, pioneering and private strands of her life.

  6. Larkswood, Valerie’s first historical novel for the adult market, was published by Orion in 2014, and translated into German. The Choice, Valerie’s second historical novel for adults, is set in Oxford, Woodstock and Cornwall in 1936.

  7. Valerie Mendes started her working life as a journalist, before moving into book publishing where she worked with Oxford University Press, Penguin Books and Elsevier among others. She lives in Oxfordshire.