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Hazel Gaynor

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Hazel Gaynor is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A MEMORY OF VIOLETS and THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME, for which she received the 2015 RNA Historical Novel of the Year award. Her third novel THE GIRL FROM THE SAVOY was an Irish Times and Globe & Mail Canada bestseller, and was shortlisted for the 2016 BGE Irish Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year.

Hazel is a contributing author to WWI anthology FALL OF POPPIES: Stories of Love and the Great War. She was selected by US Library Journal as one of ‘Ten Big Breakout Authors’ for 2015 and was a WHSmith Fresh Talent selection in spring 2015. Her work has been translated into several languages.

In 2017, Hazel will release two historical novels: THE COTTINGLEY SECRET (Aug
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Hazel Gaynor Hi Frances! Thank you so much for reading A Memory of Violets, and for your question. Yes, the 'Memoirs of Albert Shaw' are fictional. I wanted to…moreHi Frances! Thank you so much for reading A Memory of Violets, and for your question. Yes, the 'Memoirs of Albert Shaw' are fictional. I wanted to give him a chance to share an insight into his experience with the flower girls in his own voice, and also allow the reader to consider things from his point of view. Florrie and Rosie are products of my imagination, although inspired by many accounts of children living and working on the streets of London, and especially an account of two orphaned sisters that I read about during my research. Hope that helps! Best wishes, Hazel.(less)
Hazel Gaynor Hi Jackie - great question! I am very lucky to have the support of family and friends who keep my feet on the ground! It has been a real whirlwind of…moreHi Jackie - great question! I am very lucky to have the support of family and friends who keep my feet on the ground! It has been a real whirlwind of a year since publishing The Girl Who Came Home, but I have enjoyed every minute. I really enjoy interacting with readers so that part of the process has been a great experience. From time to time I feel a little overwhelmed, but a walk in the mountains and family time brings everything back into perspective. x (less)
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I’ve been so busy writing that I’ve hardly had time to update my website, so without further ado, I am absolutely thrilled to share with you the cover for LAST CHRISTMAS IN PARIS.



I co-wrote the book with the wonderful Heather Webb, who lives in the USA. We’ve juggled time zones and family life and had such an amazing experience working on it together. The book releases on 3rd October and we wi...

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“Life is fragile Grace – it is no more than a petal of cherry blossom; thriving and in full bloom one minute and blown to the ground by a sudden gust of wind the next. We shouldn’t take our life for granted and we should do whatever we can to make ourselves happy.”
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“Now you look here. All your father ever dreamed of for you was to do something you loved in life. He didn't care about fancy qualifications or fancy clothes or cars, just that you were both happy and fulfilled. He was so excited about your dreams for a career.”
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“Never leave yourself open to regret Grace. We can only make a decision when we know the choices we are faced with. If we shy away, turn our backs and hide, we will simply never know. And that is when you end up old and wondering and regretting. Live a life of hope. Don’t live a life of regret.”
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Hazel Gaynor Juliew. wrote: "Hi Hazel!Thanks for accepting my friend request!Looking forward to reading your Titanic novel.Very nice to meet you!!"

Hi and thank you! I hope you enjoy The Girl Who Came Home! Best wishes, Hazel


Juliew. Hi Hazel!Thanks for accepting my friend request!Looking forward to reading your Titanic novel.Very nice to meet you!!


Pamela Hey Hazel...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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