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Harriet Evans - Author

About the Author

Harriet Evans is a Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of seven previous novels, including A Hopeless Romantic, The Love of Her Life, Happily Ever After and Not Without You. She spent a number of years working in the publishing industry before becoming an author fulltime. She lives in London with her family.

 

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Featured books by Harriet Evans

Other books by Harriet Evans

This is Crab

This is Crab

Author: Harriet Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2020

This is Crab. Join him for a cl-awesome adventure and explore the wonders of the ocean. Let's dive right in!

This is Frog

This is Frog

Author: Harriet Evans, Jacqui Lee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

This is Frog. Will you help him as he bounces about the rainforest? Let's jump right in...

Brothers

Brothers

Author: Harriet Evans, Andres Landazabal Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2020

Families are different, with brothers big and small, Stepbrothers or half-brothers, we love them, one and all. Celebrate your nearest and dearest with this ode to family, full of heart-warming illustrations and written in gentle rhyming text.

Sisters

Sisters

Author: Harriet Evans, Andres Landazabal Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2020

Sisters share all your hopes and they soothe all your fears, As days drift to months and float into years. This heartfelt picture book evokes the joy of having a sister with its sweet illustrations and engaging poetry.

Beijing from Below

Beijing from Below

Author: Harriet Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2020

Between the early 1950s and the accelerated demolition and construction of Beijing's old city in preparation for the 2008 Olympics, the residents of Dashalar-one of the capital city's poorest neighborhoods and only a stone's throw from Tian'anmen Square-lived in dilapidated conditions without sanitation. Few had stable employment. Today, most of Dashalar's original inhabitants have been relocated, displaced by gentrification. In Beijing from Below Harriet Evans captures the last gasps of subaltern life in Dashalar. Drawing on oral histories that reveal memories and experiences of several neighborhood families, she reflects on the relationships between individual, family, neighborhood, and the state; poverty and precarity; gender politics and ethical living; and resistance to and accommodation of party-state authority. Evans contends that residents' assertion of belonging to their neighborhood signifies not a nostalgic clinging to the past, but a rejection of their marginalization and a desire for recognition. Foregrounding the experiences of the last of Dashalar's older denizens as key to understanding Beijing's recent history, Evans complicates official narratives of China's economic success while raising crucial questions about the place of the subaltern in history.

Beijing from Below

Beijing from Below

Author: Harriet Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2020

Between the early 1950s and the accelerated demolition and construction of Beijing's old city in preparation for the 2008 Olympics, the residents of Dashalar-one of the capital city's poorest neighborhoods and only a stone's throw from Tian'anmen Square-lived in dilapidated conditions without sanitation. Few had stable employment. Today, most of Dashalar's original inhabitants have been relocated, displaced by gentrification. In Beijing from Below Harriet Evans captures the last gasps of subaltern life in Dashalar. Drawing on oral histories that reveal memories and experiences of several neighborhood families, she reflects on the relationships between individual, family, neighborhood, and the state; poverty and precarity; gender politics and ethical living; and resistance to and accommodation of party-state authority. Evans contends that residents' assertion of belonging to their neighborhood signifies not a nostalgic clinging to the past, but a rejection of their marginalization and a desire for recognition. Foregrounding the experiences of the last of Dashalar's older denizens as key to understanding Beijing's recent history, Evans complicates official narratives of China's economic success while raising crucial questions about the place of the subaltern in history.

In the Sky

In the Sky

Author: Harriet Evans, Goncalo Viana Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Scientists often take a leaf from nature when devising inventions. Find out more and let your imagination soar: Discover how nature has inspired some great creations, from the Wright Brothers' first aeroplane to Eiji Nakatsu's bullet train. Meet brilliant birds, boisterous bats, and family trees as we celebrate the creatures of the sky. Explore the human and natural world, from bee discos to the design of outer-space cameras.

The Garden of Lost and Found

The Garden of Lost and Found

Author: Harriet Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

'Spellbinding' Independent 'My top book of 2019' DINAH JEFFRIES 'Her best yet' i newspaper 'Gripping' Irish Times 'Gorgeous' VERONICA HENRY 'A poignant story of love and loss' Daily Mail MUST READS 'I can't remember the last time I was so enthralled' Red 'Epic, absorbing ... full of intrigue and emotion' Fabulous 'A sweeping novel you won't put down' Katie Fforde Who would choose to destroy what they love the most? Nightingale House, 1919. Liddy Horner discovers her husband, the world-famous artist Sir Edward Horner, burning his best-known painting The Garden of Lost and Found days before his sudden death. Nightingale House was the Horner family's beloved home - a gem of design created to inspire happiness - and it was here Ned painted The Garden of Lost and Found, capturing his children on a perfect day, playing in the rambling Eden he and Liddy made for them. One magical moment. Before it all came tumbling down... When Ned and Liddy's great-granddaughter Juliet is sent the key to Nightingale House, she opens the door onto a forgotten world. The house holds its mysteries close but she is in search of answers. Something shattered this corner of paradise. But what? Lose yourself in this unputdownable tale of the enduring power of family love, told by three generations of extraordinary women. . . Readers love The Garden of Lost and Found 'This sweeping tale is by turns painfully sad and heart-lifting, with characters that stay with you' Good Housekeeping 'Evans' storytelling feels both authentic and satisfying. An immersive mystery' Woman & Home 'Evans tells a poignant tale of the Horner family and their magical, mysterious country home' Woman 'Engrossing and clever and funny and beautifully observed ... I recommend it wholeheartedly' Clothes in Books blog

This is Frog

This is Frog

Author: Harriet Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

This is Frog. Will you help him as he bounces about the rainforest? Let's jump right in...

The Garden of Lost and Found

The Garden of Lost and Found

Author: Harriet Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

'A sweeping novel you won't put down' Katie Ffforde The new novel by Sunday Times bestseller Harriet Evans will enchant her fans with this unputdownable and heart-breaking tale of a family ripped apart and the extraordinary house they called home. Harriet writes the most delicious, epic stories from the heart since Maeve Binchy and Kate Morton. Nightingale House, 1919. Liddy Horner discovers her husband, the world-famous artist Sir Edward Horner, burning his best-known painting The Garden of Lost and Found days before his sudden death. Nightingale House was the Horner family's beloved home - a gem of design created to inspire happiness - and it was here Ned painted The Garden of Lost and Found, capturing his children on a perfect day, playing in the rambling Eden he and Liddy made for them. One magical moment. Before it all came tumbling down... When Ned and Liddy's great-granddaughter Juliet is sent the key to Nightingale House, she opens the door onto a forgotten world. The house holds its mysteries close but she is in search of answers. For who would choose to destroy what they love most? Whether Ned's masterpiece - or, in Juliet's case, her own children's happiness. Something shattered this corner of paradise. But what? Harriet Evans brings her readers home... 'Utterly gorgeous and filled with flowers and paintings, secrets and heartbreak ... and always hope' Veronica Henry 'I can't remember the last time I was so enthralled and affected by a story and its characters' Red 'This sweeping tale is by turns painfully sad and heart-lifting, with characters that stay with you.' Good Housekeeping 'Evans's storytelling feels both authentic and satisfying. An immersive mystery.' Woman & Home 'Heart-stopping and wonderful' Sophie Kinsella 'Harriet Evans is my favourite author' Goodreads 'Secrets and lies in a gorgeous idyllic setting' Prima 'Reminiscent of Santa Montefiore with the emotional heart of Jojo Moyes. You'll frequently find yourself uttering the words: just one more page' CultureFly This brilliantly written portrait of a fascinating family in crisis is an emotionally intelligent, thoughtful and engaging read.' Daily Mail 'Will make you gasp and move you to tears' Marie Claire 'I was blissfully carried away by this intelligent (she's as good as the great Rosamunde Pilcher), classy and superbly executed family saga' Saga 'She reels you in and then you're hooked, right to the last page' Patricia Scanlan

The Garden of Lost and Found

The Garden of Lost and Found

Author: Harriet Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2019

'A sweeping novel you won't put down' Katie Ffforde 'I can't remember the last time I was so enthralled and affected by a story and its characters' Red 'Utterly gorgeous and filled with flowers and paintings, secrets and heartbreak ... and always hope' Veronica Henry 'Epic, absorbing ... full of intrigue, emotion and characters who'll really stay with you' Fabulous This new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Harriet Evans delights fans with the heartbreaking tale of a family ripped apart and the extraordinary house they called home. Nightingale House, 1919. Liddy Horner discovers her husband, the world-famous artist Sir Edward Horner, burning his best-known painting The Garden of Lost and Found days before his sudden death. Nightingale House was the Horner family's beloved home - a gem of design created to inspire happiness - and it was here Ned painted The Garden of Lost and Found, capturing his children on a perfect day, playing in the rambling Eden he and Liddy made for them. One magical moment. Before it all came tumbling down... When Ned and Liddy's great-granddaughter Juliet is sent the key to Nightingale House, she opens the door onto a forgotten world. The house holds its mysteries close but she is in search of answers. For who would choose to destroy what they love most? Whether Ned's masterpiece - or, in Juliet's case, her own children's happiness. Something shattered this corner of paradise. But what? Harriet Evans brings her readers home... 'This sweeping tale is by turns painfully sad and heart-lifting, with characters that stay with you' Good Housekeeping 'Evans's storytelling feels both authentic and satisfying. An immersive mystery' Woman & Home 'Clever, tender ... an emotional read' My Weekly 'Heart-stopping and wonderful' Sophie Kinsella 'Harriet Evans is my favourite author' Goodreads 'Secrets and lies in a gorgeous idyllic setting' Prima 'Reminiscent of Santa Montefiore with the emotional heart of Jojo Moyes. You'll frequently find yourself uttering the words: just one more page' CultureFly This brilliantly written portrait of a fascinating family in crisis is an emotionally intelligent, thoughtful and engaging read.' Daily Mail 'Will make you gasp and move you to tears' Marie Claire 'I was blissfully carried away by this intelligent (she's as good as the great Rosamunde Pilcher), classy and superbly executed family saga' Saga 'She reels you in and then you're hooked, right to the last page' Patricia Scanlan

The Wildflowers

The Wildflowers

Author: Harriet Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

'I adored The Wildflowers. A sweeping, epic, moving read' Marian Keyes RICHARD AND JUDY SUMMER BOOK CLUB PICK 2018 The new novel by Sunday Times bestseller Harriet Evans is the PERFECT summer holiday read. Turn the page and find yourself in a Dorset beach house, the sun in your eyes and the sand between your toes. This is the home of Tony and Althea Wilde - the Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor of their generation and with a marriage every bit as stormy. A gorgeous, epic tale of tangled family secrets and lies to keep you company on your own beach towel. 'A wonderful, engrossing novel, full of the most vivid characters and a truly memorable setting. A triumph' Sophie Kinsella 'She reels you in and then you're hooked, right to the last page' Patricia Scanlan 'Atmospheric and altogether wonderful' Lesley Pearse 'I love it on so many levels, the immense feeling of place, the slow, irresistible sense of being drawn deep into the family and its story, and the strange hovering of menace somewhere in the idyll. Wonderful' Penny Vincenzi 'Her characters are finely drawn and as the story hops back and forth from the Second World War to the present day, the reader becomes deeply immersed in this charismatic family's fortunes. The result is that rare and lovely thing, an all-engaging and all-consuming drama' Daily Mail Tony and Althea Wilde. Glamorous, argumentative ... adulterous to the core. They were my parents, actors known by everyone. They gave our lives love and colour in a house by the sea - the house that sheltered my orphaned father when he was a boy. But the summer Mads arrived changed everything. She too had been abandoned and my father understood why. We Wildflowers took her in. My father was my hero, he gave us a golden childhood, but the past was always going to catch up with him ... it comes for us all, sooner or later. This is my story. I am Cordelia Wilde. A singer without a voice. A daughter without a father. Let me take you inside. Harriet Evans is 'perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Maeve Binchy' Best

Das Jahr der Schmetterlinge

Das Jahr der Schmetterlinge

Author: Harriet Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2017

Wie schon in "e;Das Buch der verborgenen Wunsche"e; und "e;Das Garten der verbotenen Traume"e; stellt die englische Bestseller-Autorin Harriet Evans auch in ihrem Familiengeheimnis-Roman "e;Das Jahr der Schmetterlinge"e; unter Beweis, dass sie eine Meisterin des Genres ist. Atmospharisch, geheimnisvoll, packend - diesen Roman um das tragische Schicksal einer Familie mochte man nicht mehr aus der Hand legen!Schon seit Jahren wnscht sich Nina Parr, mehr ber ihre Herkunft und ihren frh verstorbenen Vater zu erfahren, doch ihre Mutter schweigt beharrlich. Erst ein anonymer Brief mit alten Fotos zu ihrem 26. Geburtstag gibt Nina eine Ahnung von der Vergangenheit ihrer Familie. Auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit stt sie in Cornwall auf das verfallene Anwesen ihrer Vorfahren, das von einem wunderschnen Schmetterlingsgarten umgeben ist. Der Ort bt auf Nina eine groe Faszination aus, doch nach und nach entdeckt sie seine dunklen Geheimnisse

The Butterfly Summer

The Butterfly Summer

Author: Harriet Evans Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 19/05/2016

Butterfly Summer

Butterfly Summer

Author: Harriet Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2016

Harriet Evans is the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Place for Us and her new novel, The Butterfly Summer, is a compulsive tale about forbidden and enduring love and the secrets we keep that somehow grow beyond all proportion. You'll be desperate to add it to your shelf alongside the best of Patricia Scanlan, Jojo Moyes and Cathy Kelly.'Harriet Evans is a master at creating characters you feel like you know inside out' HeatWhat magic is this?You follow the hidden creek towards a long-forgotten house.They call it Keepsake, a place full of wonder ... and danger. Locked inside the crumbling elegance of its walls lies the story of the Butterfly Summer, a story you've been waiting all your life to hear. This house is Nina Parr's birthright. It holds the truth about her family - and a chance to put everything right at last.

Winterfold Christmas

Winterfold Christmas

Author: Harriet Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2015

Beloved Sunday Times bestselling author Harriet Evans takes us back to Winterfold with a delightful holiday-themed e-novella and spin-off tale from her international bestseller, A Place for Us.Experience a festive reunion with the Winter family in their home in the English countrysideor meet them for the first timeand enjoy their warm celebrations around the fire. Winterfold, the rambling house of the Winter family, has always sprung to life at Christmasthe purple wisteria might be a distant memory, but in the crisp air of December, the inviting glow of candles at the window and the delicious aromas from the kitchen offer you a warm welcome. As Martha Winters family fill the empty rooms with their laughter and cheer, the ghosts of the past are pushed into the shadows. Welcome back to Winterfold, and the healing magic of Christmas. Harriet Evans. She brings you home.