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My book is out now plus two amazing competitions!

May 23, 2016

I can hardly believe I am writing this but THE BUTTERFLY SUMMER is finally out in the world for you to buy, read and hopefully enjoy! This book was a mammoth undertaking but I am so, so proud of it and I can’t wait to hear what you all think. http://ha …

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If I wasn’t a writer I’d be…

March 1, 2016

Everyone else I asked was like, ‘Gosh, that’s hard, I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t have this job’, but I know exactly what I’d be. I’d be an actress in the West End, preferably starring in Guys and Dolls. This is what I used to want to do when I …

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Enduring Love

February 8, 2016

‘I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again wit …

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A house called ‘Keepsake’

January 26, 2016

Two years ago this summer, I was really struggling with my latest novel The Butterfly Summer. I had this idea of a girl who, unbeknownst to her, has inherited a crumbling, strange house called Keepsake, lost and forgotten by everyone, which played a pa …

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Watch bloggers’ reactions to THE BUTTERFLY SUMMER

January 13, 2016

At the end of last year, my publisher, Headline offered five bloggers to read my new book THE BUTTERFLY SUMMER early and then asked them for their reactions. And they filmed it! Here is the result. I’m so excited to hear more of your thoughts when it c …

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Introducing my new novel THE BUTTERFLY SUMMER

November 27, 2015

  I have rarely been as excited about a book as I am with The Butterfly Summer. It has been so thrilling (and so hard!) to write. I don’t think I’ve ever written a novel quite like it, and now it’s finished I have no idea how I did it. I’m always …

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Goodreads giveaway

April 13, 2015

AMERICANS OF THE WORLD! ONLY IN AMERICA! AND CANADIANS TOO! There is a Goodreads giveaway for a proof of my new book, A Place For Us, which is being published in the US & Canada on 2nd June. It’s in hardcover, it looks absolutely gorgeous thanks to …

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Me, my study, and thermal socks

April 9, 2015

If you’ve always wanted to peek inside an author’s study and see where they write and what they get up to here’s a video I made for the Periscope app on Twitter (um still don’t understand it, but have the video for it so that’s OK) yesterday showing pe …

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Rewrites, rewrites, rewrites

March 26, 2015

Hello everyone, Sorry that it’s been a while since my last post. I have been busy. a) Moving b) finishing new book. c) doing lots of things for A Place for Us. If those aren’t good enough excuses, I don’t know what to tell you. The moving was crazy as …

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Publication week!

January 13, 2015

I can’t believe the time has come and that A Place for Us is finally out, in one whole piece, in paperback, in the UK. (Lovely Aus / NZ peeps have had it early and hope you’ve enjoyed it). I am truly so excited about publication because it feels like a …

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Harriet is January’s Guest Editor on Lovereading

January 8, 2015

  Those of you who know a little bit about Harriet might know she worked as an editor before she faced up to the dreaded blank page herself. This month she’s returned to her roots to play the part of Guest Editor for Lovereading. With a week to go …

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Part 4 out today!

October 23, 2014

The final instalment of the e-series of A Place For Us is out today! There’s still a secret or two to come out in Part 4. You might just find out what made Martha and David decide Winterfold was the place for them all those years ago! Here’s a small te …

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Part 3 out today!

September 25, 2014

Part 3 of A Place for Us is out in the UK today, which is megs lolz exciting. Please lemme know what you thought of it, either by tweeting or on my Facebook page. I am so chuffed so many people have enjoyed it. I love thinking about this book and the W …

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A PLACE FOR US is out now in Australia and New Zealand!

September 16, 2014

If you’re a fan of Harriet in Australia and New Zealand, then here’s some great news – you can now buy the full novel! You’re very lucky, as Harriet’s UK readers are still enjoying the novel as four separate ebook novellas, with the full volume not ava …

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Listen to an audio extract from A Place For Us

August 13, 2014

If you haven’t read Part One of A Place For Us yet, here’s a short audio clip to give you a taste of what to expect from this brilliant, emotionally charged and heartwarming novel.

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Harriet Evans talks about writing A Place for Us

July 15, 2014

A new direction for this Sunday Times bestselling author: here is an emotionally charged novel that will wrap you up in a warm embrace as it nods to the golden age of epic women’s fiction but with a vibrancy of its own.

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Mental casting couch: Casting characters in A Place for Us

July 8, 2014

I’m not alone, I know, in secretly longing to play casting director with my own books. None more so than A Place for Us, which I loved writing more than any of my novels. I knew who each member of the Winter family was. Their home, Winterfold, was real …

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