Amy Jenkins

Amy Jenkins is an English novelist and screenwriter. She is the creator of BBC drama series, This Life and the author of several novels including Honeymoon (2000) and Funny Valentine (2002).

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Cobbled together: San Miguel's charming colonial streets

San Miguel de Allende: The new gourmet capital of Mexico?

The spiritual home of the country's independence movement, San Miguel de Allende is fast becoming a chic gourmet getaway, writes Amy Jenkins

Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor Johnson

Fifty Shades of Grey: This enters a new terrain of toxicity – and no feminist can think otherwise

You don’t always have to be "on top". But you do always have to be equal

Kids need more playtime – and less school

Too many children spend the most magical lives of their years sitting down

Chris Huhne (right) and Vicky Pryce return to their homes

They're out of prison, so why shouldn't Huhne and Pryce turn their experiences to their advantage?

Her account could be a searing insight into the power plays of high profile marriage... or any marriage for that matter. Sadly, I don't think that's the book Pryce will give us

A little self-help goes a long way

AMY JENKINS, creator of 'This Life', felt unfulfilled until she stumbled across pyschologist John Bradshaw

My life as a political airhead...

...is history. Democracy and all that: suddenly it all seems, well, exciting, says Amy Jenkins
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Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
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Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
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Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
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Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
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Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
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'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
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Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
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Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
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The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
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The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
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Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss