Lissa Evans

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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 entitled 'Their Finest', starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy

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3.90 avg rating — 5,278 ratings — published 2014 — 29 editions
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Old Baggage

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Their Finest Hour and a Half

3.56 avg rating — 1,596 ratings — published 2009 — 24 editions
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Wed Wabbit

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Spencer's List

3.80 avg rating — 218 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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Odd One Out

3.54 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
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V for Victory

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Lissa Evans answered a question about Their Finest Hour and a Half:
Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans
The book was originally published as 'Their Finest Hour and a Half', but was then made into a film called, simply, 'Their Finest.' A re-issue of the original book was given the same title as the film.
Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans
"A brilliant and entertaining fantasy! Elements of Alice, Phantom Tollbooth, Wizard of Oz and The Secret Garden but totally original. Had been anxiously awaiting a new Stuart book but this will do nicely. Enough humour to soften the messages, which in" Read more of this review »
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More of Lissa's books…
“Hobbies are for people who don’t read books,”
Lissa Evans, Crooked Heart

“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

“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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