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Shelley Harris


South Africa (b.1967)

Shelley Harris was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1967, to a South African mother and a British father. She has worked, among other things, as a teacher, a reporter, a mystery shopper and a bouncer at a teen disco. When she is not writing, she volunteers at her local Oxfam bookshop, helping customers find just the right book. Jubilee is her first novel.
 
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The View On the Way Down (2013)
Rebecca Wait
"So compassionate, so heartbreaking... the story wouldn’t let me go."
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Lost For Words (2017)
Stephanie Butland
"I cried like a motherf***er."
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Home (2018)
Amanda Berriman
"Amanda Berriman's Home kept me up late for all the right reasons. It's a tender portrait of a family in crisis that nevertheless grips like a thriller, a chronicle of extraordinary events that never slides into sensationalism. I loved Jesika - the girl through whose eyes the story is told - and her mother, who in remarkable times also faces the unremarkable challenges of motherhood we can all identify with."
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All the Hidden Truths (2018)
(DI Helen Birch, book 1)
Claire Askew
"A novel so shockingly current that it seems to fictionalise the world even as it changes around us."

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