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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 thrilled to introduce you to my friend and fellow Authors18 member Carrie Callaghan, whose debut historical novel A Light of Her Own was published last month. A Light of Her Own is the fascinating story of Dutch painter Judith Leyster, who was the only woman to attain master status and operate her own workshop […]
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Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
"Balancing Joy Davidman's pragmatic voice with a slow-rendered love story is a carefully thought out exercise in developing romance.

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I love reading about women in history who have been ignored or forgotten, and Carrie Callaghan’s A LIGHT OF HER OWN fits the bill very well! This is the fascinating story of Dutch painter Judith Leyster, who was the only woman to attain master status ...more
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Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood
"Very good review of the suffrage movement in England, spiced by a provocative love story, compelling read!"
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"A little long in the tooth. However I was pleasantly surprised with how much I like this book.If you like womans rights movements and some romance you will like this."
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"My first time read of author, Clarissa Hardwood. A well written timely historical novel. When one thinks of women's right to vote, think barely 100 years in the preceding centuries. Only 100 years the right to vote. I liked the history and the dev..." Read more of this review »
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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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