Sarah Harrison (novelist)

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Sarah Harrison (born 1946) is an English novelist.

Family and life[edit]

Born in Exeter, she is the second of three children of an army officer and a former actress, and a cousin of the novelist Celia Dale. The family spent time during her childhood in Berlin, Singapore, Malaya, then Germany again, before she was sent to boarding school at the age of nine.[1] She took an English degree at the University of London, then worked for four years on the magazine Woman's Own before becoming a freelance writer. Harrison married for the second time in 2003. She has three grown-up children and four grandchildren. She is president of Morden and District Writers' Circle and a member of the Morden Players drama group, both based in Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire.[2]


Published by Severn House[edit]

  • A Dangerous Thing
  • The Divided Heart
  • The Next Room

Published by Little, Brown[edit]

  • The Flowers of the Field
  • An Imperfect Lady
  • Hot Breath
  • Cold Feet
  • Foreign Parts
  • The Forests of the Night
  • Be an Angel
  • Both Your Houses

Published by Hodder & Stoughton[edit]

  • Life after Lunch
  • Flowers won't Fax
  • That was Then
  • Heaven's on Hold
  • The Grass Memorial
  • The Dreaming Stones
  • Swan Music
  • The Nightingale's Nest
  • A Spell of Swallows (out next year)
  • The Hawk (being worked on)

Children's books[edit]

Published by Hutchinson[edit]

  • Laura and Old Lumber
  • Laura and Edmund
  • Laura and the Squire
  • Laura and the Lady

Published by Jonathan Cape[edit]

  • In Granny's Garden


Published by Allison & Busby[edit]

  • How to Write a Blockbuster

Other work[edit]

  • Contribution to the Sexy Shorts short story collection.[3]


  1. ^ Author's website. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  2. ^ Author's website: [1]; [2]; Steeple Morden site: [3]. Sites retrieved 19 July 2011.
  3. ^ List of works.