Lissa Evans




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Lissa Evans

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Englefield Green, The United Kingdom
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After a brief career in medicine, and an even briefer one in stand-up, Lissa Evans became a comedy producer, first in radio and then in television. Her first novel, Spencer's List, was published in 2002, and since then she has written three more books for adults (two of them longlisted for the Orange/Baileys Prize) and two for children (the first of them shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal). Her two most recent books for adults were set in London during the Second World War; one of them, 'Their Finest Hour and a Half' has now been made into a film starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy - it will be released towards the end of 2016.

Average rating: 3.91 · 5,485 ratings · 1,078 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
Horten's Miraculous Mechani...

3.90 avg rating — 2,375 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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Crooked Heart

3.90 avg rating — 2,293 ratings — published 2014 — 21 editions
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Horten's Incredible Illusio...

4.12 avg rating — 568 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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Their Finest Hour and a Half

3.56 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Spencer's List

3.33 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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Odd One Out

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Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms

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“I'll just hang upside down from the wire banana and throw bags of flour at the librarians.”
Lissa Evans, Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery, & a Very Strange Adventure

“Hobbies are for people who don’t read books,”
Lissa Evans, Crooked Heart

“The day after that, all the children disappeared, as if London had shrugged and the small people had fallen off the edge.”
Lissa Evans, Crooked Heart

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