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Sarah Harrison - Author

About the Author

Sarah Harrison has written children's books, short stories, articles and scripts as well as many bestselling novels. She lives in Cambridgeshire.


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The Rose in Winter

The Rose in Winter

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2018

The Rose in Winter

The Rose in Winter

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2018

Love in A Mist

Love in A Mist

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2018

Rose in Winter, The

Rose in Winter, The

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: eBook Release Date: 24/12/2017

What if the one that got away comes back? Barbara Delahay?s past returns to haunt her in this compelling novel of romantic suspense.1929. 17-year-old Barbara Delahay was a beauty, a young and untouched English rose, enjoying the social whirl of the debutante season. It was inevitable she would attract male attention. However, Barbara caught the eye of someone charismatic but wholly unsuitable. Someone damaged. Drawn under his spell, she almost succumbed, but escaped just in time to marry the decent but dull Brigadier Govan, a man 25 years her senior.Now in 1953, the day of the new Queen?s coronation, in an empty house with the rain rushing down the windows, the widowed Barbara is cowering in fear. For she knows who?s out there, calling her name, seeking her out ? Her past has returned to claim her, and this time it won?t be so easy to deny.

The Rose in Winter

The Rose in Winter

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2017

The Dreaming Stones

The Dreaming Stones

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2015

In second century AD, Claudia leaves Rome for the far northern province of Britain where her new husband is commander of a frontier garrison. In the late twentieth century, Miranda Tattersall - the iconic model 'Rags' - becomes the third wife of Lord Frederick Stratton, so beginning a love affair with the Strattons' house, Ladycross, near Northumbria's great Wall. Roberta Govan, long divorced after a brief and disastrous marriage, finally buys a place of her own, away from all past attachments and associations. Or so she thinks. Claudia, Rags, Bobby: their stories are linked by a wild and beautiful place; the events that brought them to it; and the powerful emotions that make it 'home'.

The Grass Memorial

The Grass Memorial

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2015

The leaping chalk horse, carved into an English hillside in the Bronze Age, stands witness to centuries of human endeavour. To Stella it represents home - sanctuary from the adrenalin-fuelled highs and corresponding lows of her career as a singer. Stella is tough and talented, adored by every man in every audience but a loser in love. Spencer McColl is an American ex-fighter pilot making a last sentimental journey from Wyoming to the England of his mother's childhood, and the white horse, to pay tribute to the past. Harry Latimer sets off to the Crimea as a captain in the Hussars with a heart burdened by his undeclared love for his sister-in-law, Rachel. The grim reality of the battlefield provides a bitter contrast to Harry's memories of the tranquillity of home. Stella, Spencer, Harry - each marches to the tune of a different drama. Their stories are separated by many miles and generations, but profoundly connected in ways they can never fully understand.

The Grass Memorial

The Grass Memorial

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2015

The leaping chalk horse, carved into an English hillside in the Bronze Age, stands witness to centuries of human endeavour. To Stella it represents home - sanctuary from the adrenalin-fuelled highs and corresponding lows of her career as a singer. Stella is tough and talented, adored by every man in every audience but a loser in love. Spencer McColl is an American ex-fighter pilot making a last sentimental journey from Wyoming to the England of his mother's childhood, and the white horse, to pay tribute to the past. Harry Latimer sets off to the Crimea as a captain in the Hussars with a heart burdened by his undeclared love for his sister-in-law, Rachel. The grim reality of the battlefield provides a bitter contrast to Harry's memories of the tranquillity of home. Stella, Spencer, Harry - each marches to the tune of a different drama. Their stories are separated by many miles and generations, but profoundly connected in ways they can never fully understand.

The Dreaming Stones

The Dreaming Stones

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2015

In second century AD, Claudia leaves Rome for the far northern province of Britain where her new husband is commander of a frontier garrison. In the late twentieth century, Miranda Tattersall - the iconic model 'Rags' - becomes the third wife of Lord Frederick Stratton, so beginning a love affair with the Strattons' house, Ladycross, near Northumbria's great Wall. Roberta Govan, long divorced after a brief and disastrous marriage, finally buys a place of her own, away from all past attachments and associations. Or so she thinks. Claudia, Rags, Bobby: their stories are linked by a wild and beautiful place; the events that brought them to it; and the powerful emotions that make it 'home'.

A Spell of Swallows

A Spell of Swallows

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2015

Would you risk a stable marriage for a dangerous affair? Vivien Mariner loves her husband, and is adored by him in return. So why does she find herself so strongly drawn to John Ashe, the enigmatic stranger who appears in Eadenford, as if from nowhere, the summer after the Great War ends? Helping around the house and garden, Ashe quickly makes himself indispensable at the vicarage, insinuating himself ever deeper into village life. As the vicar's wife, Vivien must be above suspicion, but will the dark, dangerous pull of passion prove too strong for her to resist? The character of John Ashe has been a powerful presence in Sarah Harrison's two novels, Swan Music and The Nightingale's Nest. But only now do we learn the full story of the events that moulded the man. Interweaving a devastating account of the bloody chaos of war with the ruthless seduction of a principled woman, Sarah paints an absorbing picture of the vulnerability of love.

A Spell of Swallows

A Spell of Swallows

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/07/2015

Would you risk a stable marriage for a dangerous affair? Vivien Mariner loves her husband, and is adored by him in return. So why does she find herself so strongly drawn to John Ashe, the enigmatic stranger who appears in Eadenford, as if from nowhere, the summer after the Great War ends? Helping around the house and garden, Ashe quickly makes himself indispensable at the vicarage, insinuating himself ever deeper into village life. As the vicar's wife, Vivien must be above suspicion, but will the dark, dangerous pull of passion prove too strong for her to resist? The character of John Ashe has been a powerful presence in Sarah Harrison's two novels, Swan Music and The Nightingale's Nest. But only now do we learn the full story of the events that moulded the man. Interweaving a devastating account of the bloody chaos of war with the ruthless seduction of a principled woman, Sarah paints an absorbing picture of the vulnerability of love.

The Nightingale's Nest

The Nightingale's Nest

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2015

Left a young widow by the Great War, the resourceful Pamela goes to work for the Jarvises, a charmingly eccentric couple whose elegant Highgate house is a mecca for artists. She is particularly drawn to the work of waiflike, Suzannah Murchie, whose powerful portraits adorn the Jarvises' walls, and to the subject of one of the portraits, John Ashe. Ashe is a man of contradictions-handsome, but horribly disfigured; ruthless, but charitable; influential, but secretive. When she agrees to work for him, Pamela is only half aware that she is entering into a pact with the devil-a pact which she gradually determines to turn to her own advantage . . . For Ashe has gained wealth and influence by preying on the weaknesses of others, and although Pamela keeps her distance from his activities, she cannot avoid being tainted by them. Against a background of 'twenties London, Sarah Harrison's rich and engrossing novel charts an independent-minded woman's discovery of the nature of power, and the price of peace.

The Nightingale's Nest

The Nightingale's Nest

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/07/2015

Left a young widow by the Great War, the resourceful Pamela goes to work for the Jarvises, a charmingly eccentric couple whose elegant Highgate house is a mecca for artists. She is particularly drawn to the work of waiflike, Suzannah Murchie, whose powerful portraits adorn the Jarvises' walls, and to the subject of one of the portraits, John Ashe. Ashe is a man of contradictions-handsome, but horribly disfigured; ruthless, but charitable; influential, but secretive. When she agrees to work for him, Pamela is only half aware that she is entering into a pact with the devil-a pact which she gradually determines to turn to her own advantage . . . For Ashe has gained wealth and influence by preying on the weaknesses of others, and although Pamela keeps her distance from his activities, she cannot avoid being tainted by them. Against a background of 'twenties London, Sarah Harrison's rich and engrossing novel charts an independent-minded woman's discovery of the nature of power, and the price of peace.

Life After Lunch

Life After Lunch

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2015

Laura and Susan have had a love/hate relationship since their schooldays. Laura presides hopefully over a large, unruly family as she approaches her silver wedding; Susan is exuberantly independent and a most spirited advocate of the single life. At their regular lunches they view each other with a mixture of deep affection and even deeper suspicion. But when the balance suddenly alters, the two friends are surprised to discover something new and potentially wonderful about . . . life after lunch.

An Imperfect Lady

An Imperfect Lady

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2015

She would always be her own woman - true to her wild, searching heart. Adeline Gundry, born in the golden summer of Edwardian England, was raised to be a perfect lady in a perfect world of rank and privilege. But Adeline, like the century itself, had other ideas. For what Adeline wanted was not a conventional life filled with teas and dances, nor a conventional marriage held together by strictures and rules. Adeline wanted independence and passion - the sort of love that makes you feel alive. From her idyllic childhood in Devon to her glorious success as an artist in bohemian London, from domesticity in trouble-torn Ireland to carefree interludes in the golden playgrounds of the Caribbean and French Riviera, Adeline lives her life, gloriously, to the full. And always she is herself - determined, headstrong, passionate - a woman of her times.

Foreign Parts

Foreign Parts

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2015

Harriet Blair is making a fresh start. Just reunited with her husband George after an all-too-eventful separation, and back writing her romantic bestsellers, she wants nothing more than to settle down to a serene middle age as a respectable suburban wife and mother. But for Harriet things can never be that simple . . . From the moment George suggests the idea of a family holiday in rural France Harriet's resolve begins to feel the strain; by the time they drive up before the Villa Almont it's crumbling alarmingly. For their new home for three weeks boasts a number of features not mentioned in the brochure. There's an eccentric sitting tenant who seems to get his nose into everything, regular cannon fusillades from a farmer with a bird-scaring obsession and, next door in a mysterious chateau, the outrageous aristocrat Comte Guy de Pellegale, and his equally outrageous guests. It's all enough to try the patience of a saint . . . and Harriet was never that! Still, even when her hottest old flame, gorgeous Greek Ghikas, turns up by chance in the nearby village, Harriet determines to cling to the path of duty. Well, there's no harm in hoping . . .

Cold Feet

Cold Feet

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2015

Harriet Blair is a modern, liberated woman. Recently separated from her husband, she is mistress of her own whims. She has a career writing bestselling bodice-rippers, is relatively fit in mind and body, and is still just on the right side of forty. She is loved and lunched by her publishers, her most recent book has been short-listed for a literary prize - in short, life is perfect. But dark clouds loom on the horizon. Her previously charming delightful children are changing into adolescent monsters. Her son, whilst being hailed as England's next soccer hero by the local football coach, shows more enthusiasm for practising his blossoming sexual techniques than dribbling a ball. Her daughter develops disturbing mercenary traits, selling her pony and buying a motorbike to match her older, long-haired boyfriend. And Harriet's determination to enjoy life without the complication of men is sorely put to the test when temptation is thrust under her nose in the form of Edward Lethbridge, cold-eyed but hot-blooded magazine editor. And so Harriet finds herself leading two very different lives - one as glamorous author and sex object, the other as severely harassed suburban housewife.

That Was Then

That Was Then

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2015

New single, safe and sorted . . . Eve's separation from Ian is amicable, her daughter Mel is a high-flier, and her son Ben, the apple of her eye, is the local charmer. She has a congenial job, good friends, and all the time in the world to improve her tennis. But passion is no respecter of plans, and Eve's chaste tranquillity, like Ben's boyhood teddy, is about to go out of the window with a vengeance. Because when sons grow up, mothers must too . . .

That Was Then

That Was Then

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/2014

New single, safe and sorted . . . Eve's separation from Ian is amicable, her daughter Mel is a high-flier, and her son Ben, the apple of her eye, is the local charmer. She has a congenial job, good friends, and all the time in the world to improve her tennis. But passion is no respecter of plans, and Eve's chaste tranquillity, like Ben's boyhood teddy, is about to go out of the window with a vengeance. Because when sons grow up, mothers must too . . .

Heaven's On Hold

Heaven's On Hold

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2014

Middle-aged, middle-class, middle-management and middle-of-the-road . . . David Keating fears he may be all these things. What saves him from despair is his middle-years marriage to touch driven Annet: an attraction of opposites. The passion - and the problems - of their late flowering love give meaning to David's life. But in the physical and emotional turmoil that follow the birth of their daughter Freya, David's sleepless nights are tortured by the memory of an employee he treated shabbily. And as he and Annet struggle to adjust to late parenthood, he is haunted by the idea that someone is watching him. The idea quickly becomes an obsession, and when the mysterious figure disappears he sets out to discover the truth, a search for which he will pay an high price in terms of his own relationships. For the truth isn't always comfortable, and confronting it can be dangerous. Only when David has stared harsh reality in the face does he fully understand that a dreamed of heaven is not 'out there' - but here. And on hold.

Cold Feet

Cold Feet

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/2014

Harriet Blair is a modern, liberated woman. Recently separated from her husband, she is mistress of her own whims. She has a career writing bestselling bodice-rippers, is relatively fit in mind and body, and is still just on the right side of forty. She is loved and lunched by her publishers, her most recent book has been short-listed for a literary prize - in short, life is perfect. But dark clouds loom on the horizon. Her previously charming delightful children are changing into adolescent monsters. Her son, whilst being hailed as England's next soccer hero by the local football coach, shows more enthusiasm for practising his blossoming sexual techniques than dribbling a ball. Her daughter develops disturbing mercenary traits, selling her pony and buying a motorbike to match her older, long-haired boyfriend. And Harriet's determination to enjoy life without the complication of men is sorely put to the test when temptation is thrust under her nose in the form of Edward Lethbridge, cold-eyed but hot-blooded magazine editor. And so Harriet finds herself leading two very different lives - one as glamorous author and sex object, the other as severely harassed suburban housewife.

Grass Memorial

Grass Memorial

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2014

In the tradition of her epic masterpieces such as The Flowers of the Field, Sarah Harrison returns to the high quality storytelling that readers have come to love and cherish in The Grass Memorial, a sweeping novel that seamlessly weaves together three compelling stories that cover continents and spans generations. The leaping chalk horse, carved into an English hillside in the Bronze Age, stands witness to centuries of human endeavor. For Stella, raw from the hurt of a long-standing love affair with a married man, it represents home-sanctuary from the adrenaline-fueled highs and corresponding lows of her career as a singer. Stella is tough, talented, spiky, and funny; adored by every man in every audience but a loser in love.Writer Spencer McColl is a veteran of World War II, an American ex-fighter pilot with bittersweet memories of his glory days in the village of Church Norton, and of one girl in particular. Now in his seventies, he's making a last sentimental journey from Wyoming to the England of his mother's childhood, and the white horse, to pay tribute to his past.The Latimer family estate of Bells, in the shadow of the white horse, represents the best of the Victorian values, but is touched by tragedy. When younger son Harry Latimer sets off to the Crimea as a captain in the Hussars, he does so with a heart burdened by his undeclared love for his sister-in-law, Rachel. The terrible reality of the battlefield, where mismanagement and disease prove as deadly as the enemy, provides a bitter contrast to Harry's memories of the tranquility of his rural home.Stella, Spencer, Harry-each marches to the tune of a different drum, but all three march with stout hearts and heads held high, to meet life face on. The Grass Memorial is an absorbing exploration of the two great preoccupations of the human condition: love and war.

That was Then

That was Then

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/1999

Amicably separated from her husband, Ian, Eve enjoys her life in the small seaside town of Littelsea. She likes her job; has good friends and regular tennis partners; and currently shares her house with her twenty-something son Ben, the apple of her eye. She's quite sure that she doesn't want the messy complications of romance. But then Ian announces he's found someone new; Ben takes up with Eve's (married) friend Sabine; and Eve herself meets an attractive, unattached American. Perhaps it is worth risking her well-ordered life for love after all.

Life After Lunch

Life After Lunch

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/02/1997

Laura and Susan have had a love/hate relationship since their schooldays. Laura presides hopefully over a large, unruly family as she approaches her silver wedding; Susan is exuberantly independent and a most spirited advocate of the single life. At their regular lunches they view each other with a mixture of deep affection and even deeper suspicion. But when the balance suddenly alters, the two friends are surprised to discover something new and potentially wonderful about ... life after lunch.

How to Write a Blockbuster

How to Write a Blockbuster

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/1995

The blockbusting novel is the stuff of writers dreams. In How to Write a Blockbuster Sarah Harrison draws on her own experience to tell you what you can do to make that dream into a reality. In this entertaining and inspiring guide she offers advice and observations on: * What constitutes a blockbuster * Ideas * Planning * Working methods * Research * Characterization * Story * Style * Promotion As well as a wealth of practical information, she covers the less-discussed, but equally important areas of attitude, approach, morale and self-motivation.

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