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Alys Clare


(Elizabeth Harris)
UK flag (b.1944)

A pseudonym used by Elizabeth Harris

Alys Clare is the pseudonym of a novelist with some 20 published works to her name. Brought up in the countryside close to where the Hawkenlye Novels are set, she went to school in Tonbridge and later studied archaeology at the University of Kent.

She lives for part of the year in Brittany, in a remote cottage deep in an ancient landscape where many past inhabitants have left their mark; on her doorstep are relics that date from the stone circles and dolmens of the Neolithic to the commanderies, chapels and ancient tracks of those infamous warrior monks, the Knights Templar. In England, Alys's study overlooks a stretch of parkland which includes a valley with a little spring. The waters of this spring are similar in colour and taste to Tunbridge Wells's famous Chalybeat Spring, and it was this that prompted Alys's setting of her fictional Hawkenlye Abbey in the very spot where her own house now stands.
 


Genres: Historical Mystery
 
New and upcoming books
Series
Hawkenlye
   1. Fortune Like the Moon (1999)
   2. Ashes of the Elements (2000)
   3. The Tavern in the Morning (2000)
   4. The Chatter of the Maidens (2001)
   5. The Faithful Dead (2002)
   6. A Dark Night Hidden (2003)
   7. Whiter Than the Lily (2004)
   8. Girl in a Red Tunic (2005)
   9. Heart of Ice (2006)
   10. The Enchanter's Forest (2007)
   11. The Paths of the Air (2008)
   12. Joys of My Life (2008)
   13. The Rose of The World (2011)
   14. The Song of the Nightingale (2012)
   15. The Winter King (2013)
   16. A Shadowed Evil (2015)
   17. The Devil's Cup (2017)
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Aelf Fen
   1. Out of the Dawn Light (2009)
   2. Mist Over the Water (2009)
   3. Music of the Distant Stars (2010)
   4. The Way Between the Worlds (2011)
   5. Land of the Silver Dragon (2013)
   6. Blood of the South (2014)
   7. The Night Wanderer (2016)
   8. The Rufus Spy (2018)
   9. City of Pearl (2019)
   10. The Lammas Wild (2021)
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Gabriel Taverner Mystery
   1. A Rustle of Silk (2017)
   2. The Angel in the Glass (2018)
   3. The Indigo Ghosts (2020)
   4. Magic in the Weave (2021)
   5. The Cargo From Neira (2023)
   6. The Chrysanthemum Tiger (2024)
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