Jenny Boyd’s ‘Jennifer Juniper’ Memoir Coming

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Its title is a “wink-wink” reference to the popular 1968 single, “Jennifer Juniper,” by Donovan. When fashion and pop culture intersected during the Swinging ‘60’s in London, Jenny Boyd was swept up into both worlds. A promising young model for cutting edge designers, she worked in Carnaby Street by day and danced at the city’s most popular clubs at night where the music of the best of the British Invasion was showcased. Through her sister, Pattie Boyd, she was George Harrison’s (and later Eric Clapton’s) sister-in-law. Jenny married Mick Fleetwood, founding member of Fleetwood Mac, twice, and she was entrenched in the rock ‘n roll world of fame, money, drugs and betrayal.

Author Jenny Boyd has effectively lived two lives, both of them extraordinary. Her new memoir, Jennifer Juniper: A Journey Beyond the Muse (yes, she also was Donovan’s inspiration for the song), will be published on March 26 by Urbane Publications.

The title will cover her childhood growing up in Kenya as one of four siblings; her years as a fashion model; working in the Beatles’ Apple boutique in London; accompanying her sister Pattie and the members of the Beatles to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh, India to study transcendental meditation; her marriages to Fleetwood; and her return to school to earn a Ph.D and write her first book.

It’s available for pre-order in the U.S. here and the U.K. here.

During Boyd’s 10-year marriage to drummer Ian Wallace, she stopped her rock and roll lifestyle, and later, as a divorced mother of two daughters, she went back to school, becoming a research psychologist and author with a Ph.D in Human Behavior. Bridging her two disparate paths, her Ph.D dissertation about musicians and the creative process morphed into a book that was first published in 1992 and later updated and reissued in 2014 under the title, It’s Not Only Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Coinciding with the publication of the book, Boyd will be a guest speaker and panelist at the annual New York Metro Fest for Beatles Fans on March 27-29.
Boyd will also appear at The Whitstable School in Whitstable, Kent, U.K. on March 14 to speak about the book, and at Book Soup in West Hollywood, Calif. on April 23. Both events are open to the public.

For more than 25 years, Boyd has lived in England and worked as a consultant for a addictions treatment center in Arizona. At the same time, she founded Spring Workshops, organizing psychotherapeutic groups for people in need of personal development. She has two grown children, two grandchildren and lives with her architect husband in London.

Related: Pattie Boyd is also publishing her memoir in 2020

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