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Lissa Evans Book and Novel

Lissa Evans - Author


Lissa Evans has written books for both adults and children, including Their Finest Hour and a Half, longlisted for the Orange Prize, Small Change for Stuart, shortlisted for many awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Costa Book Awards and Crooked Heart, longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

If you like Lissa Evans you might also like to read books by Beryl Bainbridge, Tom Sharpe and Alan Bennett.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Lissa Evans

Their Finest by Lissa Evans
Their Finest
Lissa Evans
It's 1940. After a short spell promoting the joy of swedes for the Ministry of Food, Catrin Cole finds herself writing dialogue for 'Just an Ordinary Wednesday', a heart-warming but largely fabricated 'true story' about rescue and romance on the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans
Reader Reviewed Crooked Heart
Lissa Evans
Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015. This is a completely charming and very different slice of World War Two fiction. ‘Crooked Heart’ explores the relationship of Vera, and ten year old Noel, who has been evacuated from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2015
Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans
Crooked Heart
Lissa Evans
Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015. A touching tale of an educated, free thinking lad and his relationship with an unscrupulous family upon whom he is billeted during the Blitz. This is a war story with a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans
Their Finest Hour and a Half
Lissa Evans
The making of a propaganda film in the 40s – the script ideas, the untrained people involved, the petty jealousies, the atmosphere of ‘making do’ in wartime and the utter chaos shine through in this warm, comic novel of a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2010
Odd One Out by Lissa Evans
Odd One Out
Lissa Evans
Dysfunctional family extraordinaire attempts to move house. The author has been compared to Tom Sharpe and if you look at her background you won’t be surprised. Co-creator of Room 101, director of Father Ted and The Kumars at Number 42,...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 24/11/2005

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