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Jean Ure - Author

About the Author

Jean Ure was born in Surrey, and when growing up, knew that she was going to be a writer but she also wanted to be a ballet dancer.

She wrote her first novel when she was six years old which was about a little girl called Carol. Jean spent her teenage years writing and had her first book published when she was just sixteen – an event that prompted her to leave school the following year to continue writing. However she spent the next several years ‘scrubbing floors, waiting at tables, selling groceries’. Jean also worked as a nurse and at the BBC before enrolling at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where she met her husband. She worked for several years in Paris as a translator for DATO and UNESCO and wrote romantic novels. Jean Ure is a well-known, respected and high-profile author whose numerous other titles, which include Love And Kisses, Star Crazy Me and, most recently, Jelly Baby, have received critical acclaim.

Jean is a vegan and animal lover. She lives with her husband, seven dogs and two cats in a 300 year old house in Croydon.

Featured books by Jean Ure

Other books by Jean Ure

Star for a Day

Star for a Day

Author: Jean Ure Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2020

A warm and wise tale about the unique challenges of pre-teen life from a master of the genre. Lucy has lived her entire life in her sister's shadow - Lola is always the centre of attention and constantly in need of new clothes for a party or kit for her dancing, meaning Lucy often goes without. But when a talent show comes to town, an unlikely ally helps Lucy step into the spotlight for once. Will Lucy discover her own star quality? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice

Author: Jean Ure Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2019

A gorgeous new cover reissue of another fantastic title by a much-loved author. At Parkfield High no one would have thought nerdy Ruth and super-cool Shayanne would be friends -- but maybe there's more to Shayanne than meets the eye. Ruth is not enjoying her new school. Things were fine at her junior school, but here at Parkfield High, if you're not in a gang you're no one. Even her old mates don't want to know her any more and the bullies are making her life a misery. Enter Shayanne, the new girl. Shayanne is cool, collected and doesn't give a stuff about any silly gangs. Ruth is astonished and delighted when Shay pals up with her. The bullies leave her alone and it's great to have a special friend again. But is the supercool Shay as together as she thinks, and why has she been excluded from two other schools?

Showtime

Showtime

Author: Jean Ure Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2018

The final instalment in this inspiring series about dancing, friendship and following your dreams. From best-loved author Jean Ure, whose books are described by Jacqueline Wilson as "e;funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads!"e;A big performance looms and Maddy knows that the school has a way of weeding out the weakest dancers. Now is her time to shine. But will Maddy and her friends be celebrating at the end of the year?

Showtime

Showtime

Author: Jean Ure Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The final instalment in this inspiring series about dancing, friendship and following your dreams. From best-loved author Jean Ure, whose books are described by Jacqueline Wilson as funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads! A big performance looms and Maddy knows that the school has a way of weeding out the weakest dancers. Now is her time to shine. But will Maddy and her friends be celebrating at the end of the year?

Star Quality

Star Quality

Author: Jean Ure Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2017

The second story in a new series about dancing, friendship and following your dreams from best-loved author Jean Ure, whose books are described by Jacqueline Wilson as funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads! Maddy is delighted when she and her friends are accepted to the prestigious City Ballet School - it feels like one step closer to their dream of becoming professional dancers. But the school brings a whole new set of challenges - and soon Maddy finds herself tested like never before.

Star Quality

Star Quality

Author: Jean Ure Format: eBook Release Date: 28/12/2017

The second story in a new series about dancing, friendship and following your dreams from best loved author Jean Ure. Maddy is delighted when she and her friends are accepted to the prestigious City Ballet School - it feels like one step closer to their dream of becoming professional dancers. But the school brings a whole new set of challenges - and soon Maddy finds herself tested like never before.

Born To Dance

Born To Dance

Author: Jean Ure Format: eBook Release Date: 26/01/2017

The first in a brand-new series about dancing, friendship and following your dreams from best-loved author Jean Ure, whose books are described by Jacqueline Wilson as "e;funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads!"e;When new girl Caitlyn arrives at Coombe House School Maddy is sure she must be a fellow ballet dancer; she certainly has all the grace and poise of a ballerina. So when Caitlyn denies it, Maddy isn't convinced. But it isn't until she comes across Caitlyn practising ballet in the gym that she realises there must be more to her story... Just what can it be? Maddy is determined to find out!

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