Jenny Shelton

Jenny Shelton

Jenny is a writer and displaced northerner who has danced, baked, flown planes and hugged giant seals in the name of journalism. She is also a secret birdwatcher, serial book-buyer and sucker for a Sunday night costume drama.


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Birds of a feather

In Women's History Month, Jenny Shelton talks to the RSPB's Paula Baker about her work and that of the women who founded the charity.
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Rated or Dated: Beauty and the Beast

With a live-action remake starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens about to waltz into cinemas, Jenny Shelton revisits Disney’s 1991 Oscar-nominated animation. Has this Tale As Old As Time stood the test of time?
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Shelf Life

You can leave your shirt on: Jenny Shelton explains why Winston Graham's Poldark is far sexier on the page.
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Replay: The Great British Bake Off Live Blog

The Great British Bake Off returned to our screens (and hearts, of course) on Wednesday as one short of a baker's dozen began their quest for Mary Berry's affections. Jenny Shelton live blogged the lot.
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Shelf Life

Can't decide which book to take for your holiday reading? Jenny Shelton takes a look at Hallie Rubenhold's The French Lesson.
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“I’d love to tell him of the legacy he left”

A full century since her great-grandfather died on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme, Jenny Shelton imagines what she'd say to him if she could.
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Shelf Life

With Love, Nina starting tonight on BBC1, Jenny Shelton has a timely read of Nina Stibbe's book.
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Season Six is coming

With the arrival of a trailer for the new season of Game of Thrones, we’re beyond-the-wall excited. Who’s really dead? What prophecies will come true? And what’s Varys hiding beneath his robes? Jenny of House Shelton rounds up her favourite fan theories.
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Chattily ever after

Apparently Disney princesses speak less than they used to. How about we look at what they’re actually saying, asks steadfast Disney fan Jenny Shelton.
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Sunday night’s crowning glory

Social history, misery and cake. What, asks Jenny Shelton, is not to love about Call the Midwife?