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

Average rating: 3.85 · 9,054 ratings · 1,621 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
Horten's Miraculous Mechani...

3.90 avg rating — 2,897 ratings — published 2011 — 18 editions
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Crooked Heart

3.86 avg rating — 3,688 ratings — published 2014 — 27 editions
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Horten's Incredible Illusio...

4.10 avg rating — 693 ratings — published 2012 — 15 editions
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Their Finest Hour and a Half

3.54 avg rating — 1,087 ratings — published 2009 — 22 editions
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Wed Wabbit

3.86 avg rating — 466 ratings9 editions
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Old Baggage

4.30 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Spencer's List

3.51 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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Odd One Out

3.18 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2010
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Old Baggage: A Novel

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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..." Read more of this review »
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“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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