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It is with great sadness that HarperCollins announces that bestselling author Josephine Cox passed away peacefully on Friday 17 July, aged 82.
Josephine Cox wrote over sixty books throughout her career, selling over 20 million copies. Her first published book was Her Father’s Sins, published in 1988 by Headline. She moved to HarperCollins who published The Beachcomber in 2003, remaining with the publisher ever since. Her most recent book, Two Sisters, was published in February this year, and was a Top Ten Sunday Times bestseller.
Josephine Cox was a flagship brand author for HarperCollins, which dubbed her ‘the nation’s favorite storyteller’. Through HarperCollins, Josephine Cox achieved her first number one, becoming a bestselling phenomenon and in 2018 was awarded a Nielsen honorary platinum award for sales.
Born in a cotton-mill house in Blackburn, Josephine Cox was one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, she met and married her husband Ken, with whom she had two sons, Wayne and Spencer. When her children started school, she studied at college, going on to gain a place at Cambridge University which she was unable to accept as it would have meant living away from home. She subsequently went on to a career in teaching and won the ‘Superwoman of Great Britain Award’ in the same year that her first book was published.
Telling stories was her passion and Josephine never spent a day without writing. She believed strongly in connecting with her readers and held library afternoon teas with her fans across the country. She was a fierce champion of the library service and famously gave Gordon Brown a dressing down when they came under threat. She was regularly one of the top three most borrowed authors from public libraries in the UK, and in 2014 Blackburn library unveiled a plaque in her honor. Josephine never forgot her roots and strongly believed in the written word to change the lives of women.
Kimberley Young, Executive Publisher HarperCollins Fiction said: ‘Josephine has left a legacy, not only through her stories that touched the hearts of millions, but as a woman who led the way for others by forging a path from humble beginnings to the top of the bestseller lists. Josephine was an utter force of nature who inspired all around her. Jo received sacks full of mail from those who felt touched by her words, and wrote back to each and everyone, creating an army of readers who were as loyal to her and she was to them. She will be missed by all at HarperCollins, this was her publishing home for two decades, and we are so sad to lose a very loved member of our family. Josephine truly earned her place as the nation’s favorite and that is how we’ll always remember her.’
Charlie Redmayne, HarperCollins CEO, said: ‘Publishing is built on authors such as Josephine Cox, writers who know instinctively what their readers want and work diligently, and with the utmost dedication, to deliver it. This is what Josephine Cox did for many decades, becoming one of our most beloved writers. She was a joy to spend time with and will be missed by not just her countless readers, but by all of us who had the privilege of working with her.’
We are sad to share the news that bestselling and beloved author Josephine Cox has passed away. Josephine wrote over 60 books throughout her career, selling over 20 million copies. She will be missed.
It is with great sadness that HarperCollins announces that bestselling author Josephine Cox passed away peacefully on…
Posted by HarperCollins Publishers UK on Monday, July 20, 2020
RIP Novelist Josephine Cox, the first guest author at the inagural Hull and East Yorkshire Literary Lunch at the Quality Royal Hotel In November 1993. Lovely lady.
‘I could never imagine a single day without writing, and it’s been that way since as far back as I can remember.’
– Josephine Cox, author of over sixty books, who has died at the age of 82.
Josephine Cox, one of Britain’s most popular and best-selling authors, has died at the age of 82
She joined @grahnort on #TeamNortonR2 back in 2015. She was a terrific guest and an incredibly prolific author #JosephineCoxRIP pic.twitter.com/VTl6uJLAfn
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