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Clarissa Harwood

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Clarissa writes historical fiction set mainly in Victorian and Edwardian England. She has been fascinated by all things Victorian since she was a child: the clothes, the elaborate social rituals, the gap between rich and poor, the dizzying pace of advancements in science and technology. When it was time to choose a major in university, she had trouble deciding between history and English literature because she really just wanted to study the Victorians. Ultimately, she chose English and earned a PhD specializing in nineteenth-century British literature.

Her novels pay homage to her favourite Victorian authors: the Brontë sisters, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and Frances Hodgson Burnett. Her favourite living authors include Diane Setterfield,
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Thanks for your question and for letting me know you enjoyed IMPOSSIBLE SAINTS! I'm definitely writing other books, and they're all at…more
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Thanks for your question and for letting me know you enjoyed IMPOSSIBLE SAINTS! I'm definitely writing other books, and they're all at different stages of development. I can't say too much about this yet, but I have written a companion novel to IMPOSSIBLE SAINTS with some of the same characters. I'll post again here and on my website www.clarisaharwood.com as soon as I can share more information!

I'm editing my answer to add that I can now reveal the happy news that my second novel BEAR NO MALICE will be published in January 2019! You can find more information about it in my new blog post: http://www.clarissaharwood.com/the-di...(less)
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I’m very excited to reveal the gorgeous cover for my second novel, Bear No Malice! The design team at Pegasus Books did an amazing job of creating a cover that not only perfectly represents the themes of the novel but also ties in beautifully with Impossible Saints. The tagline for Bear No Malice is “Great […]
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Oh, those American heiresses, always marrying impoverished English lords and causing trouble. A welcome addition to this list is Frances, Lady Harleigh, a widow whose husband died a year earlier in the bed of a woman with whom he was having an affair ...more
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"If you loved Clarissa's debut, Impossible Saints, you will love this companion novel, following Paul Harris's "nemesis," Tom Cross. This is Great Expectations meets Grantchester, with deliciously nitty gritty dark material and a slow burn romance...." Read more of this review »
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It's hard to believe this is a debut novel because Skenandore's writing is so assured and confident, her sensory details exactly right (neither too many nor too little), her characters as three-dimensional as people I know in real life. She tackles a ...more
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This is a gorgeous book. It's the perfect book for readers who love literary novels and birds, but others will love it too! Strelow's images are vivid, her language lush and haunting, her characters intriguing and well drawn. History buff that I am, ...more
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"From Unseen Fire has been described as a mixture of I, Claudius and Game of Thrones. It’s an apt comparison. Morris employs her background as a historian to delve into the fascinating relationships between the different strata of society in a fict..." Read more of this review »
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This is the kind of book that feeds your soul. This is the kind of book that wraps you up in intelligence, wonder, and charm and leaves you thinking about it for weeks afterwards.

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“She could have made an independent life for herself, instead of being stuck in this horrid village forever.” “Like you?” Lilia blinked. “I went to Girton.” “I know. But you’re back, ‘stuck in this horrid village,’ aren’t you? Why do you stay here?”
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