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Jane Harris


Ireland (b.1961)

Jane Harris is a British writer of fiction and screenplays. Her most recent work is the critically acclaimed Gillespie and I. Her first novel, The Observations, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2007. Waterstone's, the UK bookstore chain, has chosen her as one of its 25 Authors for the Future.
 

Genres: Historical, Literary Fiction
 
Novels
   The Observations (2006)
   Gillespie And I (2011)
   Sugar Money (2017)
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Widowland (2021)
(Widowland, book 1)
C J Carey
"Widowland is not just a page-turning thriller and masterful work of suspense. This book is also the most important feminist novel to be published in decades because it speaks as much about contemporary tyranny and misogyny as it does about the re-imagined past that Carey has so skilfully created."
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An Unofficial Marriage (2021)
Joie Davidow
"How fascinating to get a glimpse into the private life of Turgenev and the even more intriguing Pauline Viardot, proclaimed by many of her contemporaries to be a musical genius. Joie Davidow is herself an opera singer and the portrayal of Viardot's passion for her vocal instrument, her preparations for performance, and her sadness when, with age, her singing voice begins to lose its power and precision, all feel extremely authentic."
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Crow Court (2021)
Andy Charman
"This clever narrative is both page-turning and original - an innovative and beautifully-written historical novel that features an array of diverse characters and voices from its vividly-realised Dorset setting."

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Books containing stories by Jane Harris
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Love Alters (2013)
Lesbian Stories
edited by
Emma Donoghue
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The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories (1999)
(The Mammoth Book of ...)
edited by
Emma Donoghue

Award nominations
2018 Walter Scott Prize for Best Historical Novel (nominee) : Sugar Money
2018 HWA Gold Crown Award (shortlist) : Sugar Money
2007 Women's Prize For Fiction (nominee) : The Observations
2007 Waterstone's Newcomer of the Year (nominee) : The Observations


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